- School Director of Teaching and Learning
- Programme Director for the Master's in Public Policy
- Module Convenor of Professional Placement Year: 3 + 1 (PO2PPY), Degree Core Competences (PO1DCC), The Politics of Public Policy (PIM49), Dissertation in Public Policy (PIM91) and Applied Research Project and Placement (PIM92)
Areas of interest
Policy making, British politics, interest representation (corporate and citizen), European politics, comparative politics, and research methods.
Postgraduate supervisionI supervise PhD students on a range of topics from educational inequality to the political positions of European separatist parties. At the postgraduate and undergraduate levels, I tend to supervise students on public policy related topics, interest group politics, British politics, and European Union politics.
Leaving industry and my role as a Commercial Director in my mid-30s, I achieved a BSc in Politics, Economics and Policy Making from Goldsmiths followed by a move to the London School of Economics in 2004. A master's degree in European Politics and Policy Making, and a further master's in Political Science Research (2005/6), followed. I was awarded my PhD, studying part-time whilst working as a consultant, in Political Science from the London School of Economics in 2012.
Before arriving at the University of Reading I held the post of research fellow at the University of Aberdeen, working on the Borderless Politics project. This focused on the political engagement of large firms in policymaking across Britain, Germany and the US.
Before this I spent three years at the University of Salzburg undertaking postdoctoral research on the influence of interest groups in policymaking.
I’m a visiting scholar at the University of Stuttgart, and a member of the steering committee of the Oslo University-based Party and Interest group project PAIRDEM, which conducts comparative political research across 20 established democracies.
- Allern, E. , Klüver, H. , Marshall, D. , Otjes, S. , Rasmusen, A. , Witko, C. (2021) Policy positions, power and interest group-party lobby routines. Journal of European Public Policy ISSN: 1466-4429 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2021.1912148
- Allern, E. , Hansen, V. , Marshall, D. , Otjes, S. , Poguntke, T. , Saurugger, S. (2020) Conceptualizing and measuring party-interest group relationships. Party Politics ISSN: 1460-3683 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354068820949393
- Pakull, D. ORCID: 0000-0003-2482-9780 , Marshall, D. , Bernhagen, P. (2020) Shop till you drop? Venue choices of business and non-business interests in the European Union. Interest Groups & Advocacy , 9 pp. 520-540. ISSN: 2047-7414 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41309-020-00092-y
- Allern, E. , Hansen, V. , Marshall, D. , Rasmussen, A. , Webb, P. (2020) Competition and interaction: party ties to interest groups in a multidimensionalpolicy space. European Journal of Political Research ISSN: 0304-4130 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12403
- Dür, A. , Marshall, D. , Bernhagen, P. (2019) The political influence of business in the European Union. New Comparative Politics University of Michigan Press , Ann Arbor. pp 232. ISBN: 9780472131181 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10033101
- Marshall, D. and Bernhagen, P. (2017) Government‒business relations in multilevel systems: the effect of conflict perception on venue choice. West European Politics , 40 (5). pp. 981-1003. ISSN: 1743-9655 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2017.1303245
- Marshall, D. (2016) The power of big business is constrained in the EU. In: Zimmermann, H. and Dür, A. , (eds.) Key Controversies in European Integration. 2nd edition. The European Union Series Palgrave , Basingstoke. pp. 121-128. ISBN: 9781137529510
- Marshall, D. (2015) Explaining interest group interactions with party group members in the European Parliament: dominant party groups and coalition formation. Journal of Common Market Studies , 53 (2). pp. 311-329. ISSN: 1468-5965 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12163
- Dür, A. , Bernhagen, P. , Marshall, D. (2015) Interest Group Success in the European Union: when (and why) does business lose?. Comparative Political Studies , 48 (8). pp. 951-983. ISSN: 0010-4140 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0010414014565890
- Bernhagen, P. , Dür, A. , Marshall, D. (2015) Information or context: what accounts for positional proximity between the European Commission and lobbyists?. Journal of European Public Policy , 22 (4). pp. 570-587. ISSN: 1466-4429 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1008556
- Bernhagen, P. , Dür, A. , Marshall, D. (2014) Measuring lobbying success spatially. Interest Groups & Advocacy , 3 (2). pp. 202-218. ISSN: 2047-7414 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.13
- Beyers, J. , Braun, C. , Marshall, D. , De Bruycker, I. (2014) Let's talk! On the practice and method of interviewing policy experts. Interest Groups & Advocacy , 3 (2). pp. 174-187. ISSN: 2047-7414 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.11
- Beyers, J. , Dür, A. , Marshall, D. , Wonka, A. (2014) Policy-centred sampling in interest group research: Lessons from the INTEREURO project. Interest Groups & Advocacy , 3 (2). pp. 160-173. ISSN: 2047-7414 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.10
- Marshall, D. (2012) Do rapporteurs receive independent expert policy advice? Indirect lobbying via the European Parliament's committee secretariat. Journal of European Public Policy , 19 (9). pp. 1377-1395. ISSN: 1466-4429 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2012.662070
- Marshall, D. (2010) Who to lobby and when: institutional determinants of interest group strategies in European Parliament committees. European Union Politics , 11 (4). pp. 553-575. ISSN: 1741-2757 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1465116510382462