Nicholas Dickinson



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Politics
Department: Politics
Research Centre/Unit: Regulating Civil Society

I am a doctoral researcher in Politics focusing on the regulation of the salaries and expenses of members of parliament in Westminster democracies. The project aims to provide analysis and information on expenses regulation both from a scholarly standpoint and to inform ongoing debates on policy.

My broader interests are the comparative study of parliamentary institutions in the English-speaking world, with a particular focus on the interactions between institutional arrangements, resource use and forms of political behaviour. 

I completed my BA in History and Politics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 2013, and gained a masters (Mst.) in Modern British & European History the following year. I came to Exeter in autumn 2015 and completed a masters (MRes) in Politics before beginning my doctoral research in autumn 2016.


“Advice Giving and Party Loyalty: an Informational Model for the Socialisation Process of New British MPs”. Parliamentary Affairs, gsx035, (2017)‚Äč