Dr Robert Liñeira
- Lecturer in Politics (Politics)
I am Lecturer in Politics at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.
I previously was Assistant Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2018-2019) and Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (2014-2017). I received my PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2012).
My research deals with public opinion and political behaviour, particularly, on issues related to territorial questions.
I have worked on three main topics: voting in multi-level contexts, citizens' preferences on the territorial constitution in multi-national polities, and referendum vote choice.
I use mainly quantitative methods, relying both on observational and experimental data.
- 2019: Principal investigator in the 'Referendum Democracy? Public Opinion and Direct Voting in Comparative Perspective' project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (€18,150).
- 2018: Co-investigator in the 'Political Change in Spain: Populism, Feminism, and New Axes of Conflict' project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (€105,270).
- 2015: Research Fellow in the '2016 Scottish Election Study', funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (£428,783).
- 2014: Research Fellow in 'The Constitutional Future of Scotland and the United Kingdom' project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (£2,437,960).
- 2013: Co-investigator in 'Who Answers What and How? Questionnaire Effects on Nonresponse in CIS Barometer Questions', project funded by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (€10,000).
- 2010: Co-investigator in 'Stability and Change in Political Attitudes', project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (€108,900).
- 2010: Co-Investigator in a project on 'Differential Non-voting', funded by the Diputació de Barcelona.
- 2009: Co-Investigator in a project on 'Women’s Political Participation', funded by the Direcció General de Participació Ciutadana.
- 2007: Co-Investigator in a project on Indicators of Quality of Democracy in Catalonia, funded by the Jaume Bofill Foundation in Barcelona.
I am happy to supervise PhD students examining:
- Political behaviour
- Public opinion
- Comparative politics
- Territorial politics
- Scottish and Catalan politics
- Survey research
- Politics 1A: Introduction to Politics (pre-Honours undergraduate).
- European Politics (Honours course).