Dr. Marc Geddes

Marc Geddes is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, and Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Parliamentary Research, Berlin. His research focuses on how MPs and officials in parliaments seek to fulfil core democratic functions; the relationship between science, knowledge and parliamentary politics; and questions about how political scientists can study parliamentary phenomena. In his award-winning book, Dramas at Westminster, Geddes examines these themes by focusing on interpretations and practices of scrutiny in the UK House of Commons; meanwhile, in 2021 he undertook a 12-month fellowship with the UK Parliament to review their evidence-gathering processes and practices.

He sits on the editorial board for The Journal of Legislative Studies and British Politics. Between 2019 and 2022, he was the Co-Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE) at the University of Edinburgh; between 2017 and 2020 he was the Co-Convener of the UK Political Studies Association’s Parliaments Group.

For more information about Marc Geddes, including a full list of publications and research activities, you can visit: https://marcgeddes.uk.