Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sheffield
Matt Wood is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Politics and Deputy Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics.
He has previously worked in local journalism and lobbying, and has held visiting fellowship positions at the UK Cabinet Office and ANZSOG Institute for Governance, Unviersity of Canberra.
Matt's research interests are diverse, but centre mainly upon understanding the problem of 'anti-politics' as a societal trend of disaffection, disengagement, and anger with liberal democratic politics in western states.
The Brexit referendum vote on June 23 was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that permeated the UK for much of the 2000s. Sections of the British public (predominantly English and Welsh) voted...