John Curtice


Professor Sir John Curtice is Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University and Senior Research Fellow, NatCen/ScotCen Social Research.

He has written extensively about voting behaviour and electoral systems both across the UK as a whole and in Scotland in particular. He has been a co-editor of NatCen/ScotCen’s annual British/Scottish Social Attitudes series for over twenty years, and is a regular contributor to British and international media coverage of politics in the UK.  

Curtice is Chief Commentator at, which provides a comprehensive collection of materials on public attitudes towards how Scotland should be governed and on electoral politics in Scotland.

He is President of the British Polling Council, which upholds standards of transparency in the polling industry, a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of the Social Sciences, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.