Paul Webb is Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex.
He has held a number of previous and visiting positions in Britain and abroad, including at the Australian National University (Canberra) and Nihon University (Tokyo). He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
His research interests focus on representative democracy, particularly party and electoral politics. He is author or editor of numerous publications, including Gender and the Conservative Party: From Iron Ladies to Kitten Heels (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, with Sarah Childs). His most recent book is Organizing Political Parties: Representation, Participation and Power (Oxford University Press, 2017, with Susan Scarrow and Thomas Poguntke).
Paul is currently co-editor of the journal Party Politics and a former editor of Representation (1999-2007). He is a regular contributor to media coverage of politics, especially for BBC television, and national and local radio.