Contact details


Telephone number: 01865 284085

Role: Gillian Peele Fellow in Politics, Professor of Politics


Prof Robin Harding


I joined LMH in July 2015 and am Professor of Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics. I was previously a Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College (2012-13) and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester (2013-15). I have a PhD in Political Science from New York University, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a BA from the University of Sheffield. I am a member of the Q-Step Centre here at Oxford.

Research interests

My research focuses primarily on the relationship between democratic institutions and the provision of public services such as education and healthcare. I also have a broad interest in questions related to electoral accountability, and in particular how it is affected by policy attribution. My research has been published in leading journals such as World Politics, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of African Economies, and Economics and Philosophy.



I teach various aspects of Introduction to the Practice of Politics for Prelims, Political Analysis, Comparative Government, and Political Sociology.