Lead researcher on
Constituency Influence In Parliament Jan 2009
The Nature of Representation in Canada â the âFocusâ of MPs in Canadaâs Parliament Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Committees in Canada's Parliament Jan 2008 - Dec 2011
Active Research Interests
Party Creep: The Power Dynamic Between MPs and Parties in Canada. (Under contract). UBC Press.
Democracy Index – as part of research team with Samara (SamaraCanada.com)
Past Research Interests
Constituency Influence in Parliament: Countering the Centre. (Spring 2012). UBC Press.
“It’s Not You, It’s Me: Determinants of Voluntary Legislative Turnover in Canada.” (2011) With Matthew Kerby. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 36 (4).
“Constituency influence on ‘constituency members’: The adaptability of roles to electoral realities in the Canadian case.” With Matthew Kerby. (2011) Journal of Legislative Studies. 17 (3).
“Exploring the role of ‘legislators’ in Canada: Do Members of Parliament influence policy?” (2010) Journal of Legislative Studies, 16 (1).
“Choice and Content: Media Ownership and Democratic ideals in Canada”. (2009) Canadian Political Science Review, 3 (2).
“Symbol vs. Substance: Theatre, Political Career Paths, and Parliamentary Behaviour in Canada” (2011) Canadian Study of Parliament Group. [url]http://www.studyparliament.ca/English/pdf/KBlidookFinal-e.pdf[/url]