Dr. Matthew Wall is a lecturer at Swansea University's Department of Political and Cultural Studies. He currently teaches courses on research philosophy, introduction to politics and IR, elections and voters and comparative politics.
Prior to coming to Swansea University, Wall worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles as part of the Electoral System Change in Europe Since 1945 (ESCE) research project. He is a Marie Curie research fellow, having completed a year’s postdoctoral research as part of the ELECDEM initial training network at the Free University, Amsterdam. He completed his PhD thesis on African electoral and party systems at Trinity College Dublin.
His research interests include Vote Advice Application (VAA) websites; electoral campaigns; electoral system effects and reform as well as Irish politics. Dr Wall has published several research articles on these topics in journals including Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Parliamentary Affairs, Irish Political Studies, the Journal of Electronic Governance, the Journal of Information Technology and Politics and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.