Pavlos Vasilopoulos

Pavlos Vasilopoulos


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Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile

Research interests

political psychology; political behaviour; comparative politics


I am a Lecturer in Politics at the University of York since September 2019. Prior to joining York I was a researcher and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris. 

My research focuses on the psychological substrates of political behaviour. Specifically, it investigates the role that emotional reactions play in the formation of political attitudes and vote choices in a comparative perspective. Further, I investigate how citizens' personality traits and other psychological characteristics are associated with political choices.

My work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals including Political Psychology; West European Politics; Party Politics; Environmental Politics; Acta Politica and South European Society and Politics among others.

I am very interested in supervising PhD students on topics of political psychology and electoral behaviour using quantitative methods.

You can find more information on my work on my website


Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 15 Jun 2012

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