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Prof Dan Hough

Post:Professor of Politics (Politics, Sussex European Institute)
Other posts:Head of Department of Politics (Politics)

Telephone numbers
Internal:7648 or 8578
UK:01273 877648 or 01273 678578
International:+44 1273 877648 or +44 1273 678578

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Dan Hough graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1997. On leaving the North-East he headed for the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham to complete his PhD. Following the completion of his doctoral studies in 2000 he spent another two years in Birmingham working on a Leverhulme Trust funded research project with Professor Charlie Jeffery and then as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow. He then moved to the University of Nottingham for a year before joining the department in the Autumn of 2003.

Alongside his academic work, he has written for the Washington Post's blog, the South China Morning Post, The Conversation and the New Statesman as well as a variety of other news outlets (see here). He is also regularly asked to comment for the likes of the BBC and CNBC.  

If Dan is not in his office then he is likely either to be watching Shrewsbury Town Football Club or playing cricket for Twickenham CC. He tweets (about anything from corruption via lower league football to German politics) on @thedanhough



2018- Head of Department of Politics

2013- Professor of Politics

2011-2018 Director, Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC)

Sept 2011- January 2012 Visiting Fellow, Renmin Law School, Renmin University of China, Beijing

2009-2012 Reader in Politics, University of Sussex

2006-2009 Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sussex

2003-2006 Lecturer in Politics, University of Sussex

2002-03 Lecturer in Politics, University of Nottingham

2001-02 ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

2000-01 Research Assistant on a Leverhulme Trust funded project with Professor Charlie Jeffery, University of Birmingham

1997-2000 PhD, University of Birmingham

1995-96 University of Leipzig, Germany

1993-1997 BA (Hons), University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Community and Business

Dan regularly works with and advises practitioners in the anti-corruption community.  Do get in touch with Dan to find out more.  Dan is also co-editor of Palgrave's series on Political Corruption and Governance.

Dan has conducted consultancy work on corruption and anti-corruption issues for the UK Cabinet Office (2015), the Saudi Arabian anti-corruption commission (2015) and the South Korean anti-corruption commission (2014).

Dan has also served as the Chairman of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (2012-2017) having previously served as both Secretary (2007-10) and Treasurer (2004-07).  Dan is the Managing Editor of the leading English language journal analysing contemporary politics in Germany, German Politics.