Stefanie Reher

I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Department of Government & Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Before moving to Scotland, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen. I received my DPhil from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). 

My research interests are at the intersection of comparative politics and political behaviour. My work centres around three main themes: 

1) Access to politics and political representation of disabled people

2) Representation and citizens' perceptions of political institutions and processes

3) Policy representation in Europe and the influence of interest groups

Teaching and supervision

At Strathclyde, I teach Quantitative Methods at the postgraduate level. Previously I have been involved in teaching quantitative research methods, political sociology, and comparative politics at the University of Oxford, the European University Institute, and the Essex Summer School in Social Science and Data Analysis.

I am interested in supervising PhD projects related to any of my areas of research, in particular politics and disability. Please contact me if you are interested in opportunities to do a PhD with me at the University of Strathclyde.


Department of Government & Public Policy

McCance Building, Office MC441

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Email: stefanie.reher [at]