Jennifer Hudson

Professor of political behaviour and head of department of political science and the School of Public Policy
University College London

Jennifer Hudson is professor of political behaviour and head of department of political science and the School of Public Policy at University College London. Professor Hudson is director of the Development Engagement Lab (DEL), a five-year study of public attitudes and engagement with global development in France, Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S., funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through her work with the Aid Attitudes Tracker (2013-18) and DEL, she has established an international reputation for academically rigorous, insight driven research. Working in partnership with development INGOs (Oxfam, Save the Children, Water Aid, ONE), the UK Department for International Development, and Agence Française de Développment, she has developed evidence and insights to enable communicators and campaigners to build public support for development. She received her PhD from University of California Riverside and has published on a wide range of topics analyzing elite and mass political behavior. Her research has appeared in American Politics Research, British Journal of Political Science, Party Politics, Electoral Studies, Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Political Studies.

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A man with his face covered cycles through London near parliament
1 June 2020
New research from the Development Engagement Lab sheds light on the British public’s receptivity to development cooperation in the context of the global Covid-19 pandemic.