Professor Michael Bruter is a specialist of the study of election, public opinion, and the political psychology of citizens.
Areas of expertise
- Public opinion
Professor Michael Bruter is a specialist of the study of election, public opinion, and the political psychology of citizens. He directs the Electoral Psychology Observatory at LSE. His research has received numerous awards including Best International Research from the Market Research Society, Finalist for Oustanding International Impact for UK Research and Innovation, and for the Stein Rokkan Award for Best Comparative Book. In 2022, he won the ESRC Award for "Outstanding International Impact" for his project on optimising citizen's electoral experience.
Professor Bruter has received over 30 externally funded grants totalling €5 million, published 8 books, and articles in leading journals, he has advised multiple Electoral Commissions, All Party Parliamentary Groups, Governments, European and International organisations. He has served as expert witness in cases tried by the Irish High Court and Irish Supreme Court, had his research cited in Parliamentary debates and been interviewed on countless media sources. He has chaired or served on research panes for the European Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and multiple national Science Foundations, and he has been a nomimnator for some of the most prestigious awards around the world.
Professor Bruter has been a guest Professor at some of the most prestigious universities around the world including Columbia University, McGill University, the Australian National University, Sciences Po Bordeaux, etc. He has given multiple keynote speeches including to the EU-Canada Summit on Youth policy, at the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, at the European Youth Forum in the European Parliament, etc.