Dr. Stephen Ward

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Crescent House 200F

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Stephen Ward is currently Director of the Politics and Contemporary History Group and a Reader in Politics, School of Arts & Media. He studied at the University Warwick, London School of Economics and the University of West of England. He previously worked at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and joined Salford in 1995. Having gone away to work at the Oxford Internet Institute, University Oxford in 2005, he returned to Salford in 2008.

Areas of research

Political campaigning and participation online


  • British and Comparative politics
  • Political Communication
  • Internet and Politics
  • Political Participation

Research Interests

  • Internet and Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Political Participation
  • Political Campaigning

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Politics, University of the West of England, Bristol.¬† March, 1995..
  • MSc. Government and Politics of Western Europe, (with Distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science. November, 1987.
  • BA (Hons) Politics, University of Warwick. July, 1986.