The Women and Politics Specialist Group provides a focus for PSA members – both women and men - whose research is concerned with women or gender; and is also a resource for women in the PSA. The group has a commitment to encourage the presence and visibility of women in the PSA and the discipline, while combating sexism. 

The Women and Politics Group was awarded the PSA Specialist Group of the Year Prize in 2014 for raising awareness of the study of politics and increasing the 'impact' of the discipline as a whole. 


Or contact the group's convenors Dr. Jennifer Thomson or Dr. Orlanda Ward at the addresses below.


Specialist Groups Convenors: 
Role Name Institution Email
Co-Convenor Jennifer Thomson University of Bath
Co-Convenor Shardia Briscoe-Palmer University of Birmingham
Co-Convenor Zoe Pflaeger Young De Montfort University
Co-Convenor Laura Richards-Gray Queen Mary University of London