10 December 1953 |
St Austell, Cornwall, England, UK
|Alma mater||Truro School
Magdalen College, Oxford
|Occupation||Professor of Politics, Strathclyde University, UK|
John Kevin Curtice, FRSA, FRSE, FBA (born 10 December 1953 in St Austell, Cornwall) is a political scientist who is currently Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde  and Senior Research Fellow at NatCen Social Research.  He is particularly interested in electoral behaviour and researching political and social attitudes. He took a keen interest in the debate for Scottish independence.
Curtice was educated at Truro School and Magdalen College, Oxford where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and later transferred to Nuffield College as a postgraduate. He is one of Britain's leading psephologists and is the current President of the British Polling Council. He is married with one daughter.
Commitments and positions
Professor Curtice serves as President of the British Polling Council, vice-chair of the Economic and Social Data Service's Advisory Committee and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Elections, the Executive Committee of the British Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, and the Policy Advisory Committee of the Institute for Public Policy Research. He was formerly a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and a member of the steering committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Project.
- British Social Attitudes: the 24th report (ed. with A. Park, K. Thomson, M. Phillips, M. Johnson and E. Clery), London: Sage, 2008
- British Social Attitudes: the 25th report (ed. with A. Park, K. Thomson, M. Phillips, and E. Clery), London: Sage, 2009
- Has Devolution Worked? (ed. with B. Seyd), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009
- Revolution or Evolution?: The 2007 Scottish Elections, (with D. McCrone, N. McEwen, M. Marsh and R.Ormston), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009
- British Social Attitudes: the 26th report (ed. with A. Park, K. Thomson, M Phillips, and E. Clery), London: Sage, 2010.
- British Social Attitudes: the 27th report (ed. with A. Park, E. Clery and C. Bryson), London: Sage, 2010
Contributions to books
- ‘Where have all the readers gone? Popular newspapers and Britain’s political health’ (with A. Mair), in British Social Attitudes: the 24th report
- ‘How Firm are the Foundations? Public Attitudes towards the Union in 2007’ in T. Devine (ed.), Scotland and the Union 1707-2007, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
- ‘Is there an English backlash? Reactions to devolution’, in British Social Attitudes: the 25th Report
- ‘Do people want choice and diversity of provision in public services?’ (with O. Heath), in British Social Attitudes: the 25th Report
- ‘Who represents us best? One member or many?’ (with W. Phillips Shivley), in H.-D. Klingemann (ed.), The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
- ‘Neither Representative nor Accountable: First-Past-The-Post in Britain’, in B. Grofman, A. Blais and S. Bowler (eds), Duverger’s Law of Plurality Voting, New York: Springer, 2009.
- ‘Do Devolved Elections Work?’, in C. Jeffrey and J. Mitchell (eds.), The Scottish Parliament 1999-2009: The First Decade, Edinburgh: Luath Press for the Hansard Society, 2009.
- ‘England Awakes? Trends in National Identity in England’ (with A. Heath), in F. Bechhofer and D. McCrone (eds), National Identity, Nationalism and Constitutional Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
- ‘Devolution, the SNP and the Electorate’, in G. Hassan (ed.), The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009
- 'Individualisation and the Decline of Class Identity' (with A. Heath and G. Elgenius), in M. Wetherell (ed.), Identity in the 21st Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- 'Introduction' (with B. Seyd) in Has Devolution Worked?
- 'The Citizens' Response' (with B. Seyd) in Has Devolution Worked?
- 'At the Ballot Box' in Has Devolution Worked?
- 'Conclusion: Has Devolution Worked?' (with B. Seyd) in Has Devolution Worked?
- 'Thermostat or Weather Vane: How the Public has reacted to New Labour Government', in British Social Attitudes: 26th report
- 'Duty in decline: Who still feels a duty to vote?' (with S. Butt) in British Social Attitudes: 26th report
- ‘Resentment or Contentment: Attitudes towards the Union ten years on’ (with R. Ormston) in British Social Attitudes: 27th report
- ‘A tale of two crises: banks, MPs’ expenses and public opinion’ (with A. Park) in British Social Attitudes: 27th report
- ‘Policy Divergence: Recognising Difference or Generating Resentment?’, in G. Lodge and K. Schmuecker (eds), Devolution in Practice 2010, London: IPPR, 2010
- ‘Appendix 2: An Analysis of the Results (with S. Fisher and R. Ford), in D. Kavanagh and P. Cowley, The British General Election of 2010, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- ‘Elections as Beauty Contests: Do the Rules Matter?’ (with S. Hunjan) in K. Aarts, A. Blais and H. Schmitt (eds), Political Leaders and Democratic Elections, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011
- "BBC News - Scottish independence: Your questions answered". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
- Staff profile of Prof. John Curtice, Strathclyde University, 29 September 2008
- John Curtice (25 February 2008), Where stands the Union now? Lessons from the 2007 Scottish Parliament election., Institute for Public Policy Research.
- John Curtice: top tipster The Guardian, 31 May 2005. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- Professor John Curtice, MA(Oxon), FRSA Strathclyde University Website
- British Polling Council list of Officers, British Polling Council, 15 January 2013
- "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.