Professor Sir John Curtice

Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde

Professor Sir John Curtice is Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, and Senior Research Fellow, NatCen Social Research and the ESRC’s ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ initiative.

He has written extensively about voting behaviour in Scottish and UK elections and referendums, and on attitudes towards devolution across the UK.

He is a regular contributor to British and international media coverage of politics in Scotland and the UK, including as leader of the team responsible for the analysis of the joint BBC/ITV/Skye general election exit poll. 

Curtice is also Chief Commentator at two websites, and, that provide a comprehensive collection of materials on public attitudes towards (i) how Scotland should be governed, and (ii) the UK’s relationship with the EU.

A Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was knighted in 2018 for his services to the social sciences and politics.