Dr. Siim Trumm is a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies. He gained his Ph.D. at the University of Exeter, exploring the voting dynamics in the post-2004 European Parliament. Previously, he had obtained his B.A. in Politics and M.A. in International Relations at the University of Nottingham.
Dr. Trumm is currently working on various areas of comparative political behaviour and electoral democracy. His research interests include legislative behaviour and parliamentary representation, effectiveness of electoral campaigns, political participation, intra-party politics, European Union, and the politics of new democracies. He has conducted several elite surveys, for example, the 2015 Estonian Candidate Survey and the 2011 MEP Survey.
Dr. Trumm held a visiting position at the Australian National University in 2013. He is a member of the cross-national Comparative Candidate Survey project, European Political Science Association, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has also worked extensively on the Voter Survey component of the 2009 European Election Study.