Paul M Heywood

The University of Nottingham, UK (UNOTT)
Paul M Heywood

Professor Paul M Heywood is Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham, UK. He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, then did postgraduate studies in Madrid and at the London School of Economics, from where he received his MSc(Econ) and PhD (Politics). Before joining Nottingham, he taught at the University of Glasgow and at the University of London. He also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, London (1989-93). He has been a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Research Grants Board (2001-05), the Social Sciences Division of the Spanish Agencia Nacional de EvaluaciĆ³n y Prospectiva (2011) and was Dean of The University of Nottingham Graduate School from 2003-07. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. He is author, co-author or editor of fourteen books and more than seventy-five journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan (China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Center for Clean Governance. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected 2002).