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Administrative Contacts


Professor Michael Saward

I joined Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick as Professor in Politics in October 2012, and became Director of the Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in October 2013. I taught and researched at the Open University for twelve years, and twice served as Head of Department. Prior to the OU I was at Royal Holloway, University of London, for ten years. My key area of research is contemporary democratic theory. In recent years I have focused on the theory of representation – my book The Representative Claim was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. My work on the EU-funded ENACT project will culminate in the publication of the jointly edited (with Engin Isin) book Enacting European Citizenship by Cambridge University Press in 2013. I am currently working on a range of issues, including performance and democratic representation; democratic designs; and the role of political ideas in practical political life.



Acting Centre Administrator

Judith McAllister


I look after administrative projects, related to ESRC student applications, ESRC funding and budgets as well as advice and guidance related to ESRC policies.

My official drop-in sessions for in person enquiries relating to ESRC Studentships, ESRC funding inlcuding Overseas Institutional Visits and Overseas Fieldwork Funds, and ESRC policy and ESRC budget administration are Thursdays from 2pm to 4 pm.

For ESRC training, TNA and module related enquiries, please contact the Training Coordinator.


J dot McAllister at warwick dot ac dot uk/ ESRCdtc at warwick dot ac dot uk

+44 (0) 24 765 73289
Room B0.04, Social Sciences
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


Acting Training Coordinator

Paula McBride
Paul McBride

My main responsibilities within the DTC are administrative support for our Core and Advanced training as well as our Postgraduate Certificate and Award in Social Research; and the administration of our interdisciplinary event grants and Research Support Training Grants for DTC funded students.

I work Monday to Friday.

My drop-in sessions for training and RTSG or expenses related queries or to drop off paperwork are Tuesdays 2-4pm.

 Contact: at warwick dot ac dot uk

+44 (0) 24 765 72515
Room B0.04, Social Sciences
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL



We aim to respond to queries and funding requests from current students within 10 working days.

Student Representatives

Carli Ria Rowell
Andis Sofianos
Irina Surdu