Dr Christine Huebner

Sheffield Methods Institute

Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences

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Dr Christine Huebner
Sheffield Methods Institute
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
219 Portobello
S1 4DP

Christine’s research explores changes in political engagement, conceptions of citizenship and democracy, in particular among young people.

Her current research focuses on how young people want to be engaged in political processes and how they look at things like citizenship, identity, and political participation. Christine has accompanied and collected evidence on the outcomes of the lowering of the voting age to 16 in Scotland and Wales and is providing evidence-based advice to policymakers wanting to connect with young people around Europe, partially in her role as partner of independent and non-partisan think tank d|part. Her methodological interests include longitudinal qualitative and quantitative research designs, survey sampling, and surveying difficult-to-reach groups. Prior to joining the Sheffield Methods Institute, Christine was Early Career Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2020

Research interests
  • Political participation
  • Conceptions of citizenship
  • Perceptions of political legitimacy
  • Inequality in political representation
  • Lowering the voting age and children’s voting
  • Longitudinal qualitative methods

Journal articles


Teaching activities
  • SMI106 Introductory Quantitative Data Analysis for Social Scientists - which provides students with training in, and hands-on experience of, introductory quantitative data analysis techniques for social scientists;
  • SMI108 Survey Design and Data Collection (team-taught with Aneta Piekut) - which teaches students how to design and conduct effective social surveys and analyse survey data;
  • SMI110 Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics - an open-credit module for all students from the Faculty of Social Sciences on data literacy;
  • SMI21003 Case Studies in PPE – which give students of Politics, Philosophy and Economics an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to case studies from the UK and wider Europe.