Oliver Booth

Oliver Booth


My PhD research looks at the Conservative Party under the leadership of Cameron, May, and Johnson. My thesis adopts three main themes: leadership, which I explore using innovative comparative methods to explore leadership selection and the Greenstein model to assess leadership performance; ideology, where I study the extent of ideological renewal from 2005 to 2022; and institutions, where I track the behaviour and compositon of factions within the Conservative Party using quantitative analysis. My PhD is situated within wider discussions of the Conservative Party, British politics, and comparative methods.





I am teaching on one module in Semester 1:

  • British Foreign Policy PIED3158

and on two modules in Semester 2:

  • British Politics PIED1100
  • Comparative Politics PIED1110


Other activities


Research interests

  • British politics
  • Political economy
  • Political leadership
  • Political ideology
  • Parliamentary parties



  • MA International Political Economy (University of Birmingham)
  • BA Business Economics (University of Hull)