Dr Joshua Townsley

Dr Joshua Townsley

Visiting Fellow

Department of Methodology

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Key Expertise
Field experiments; surveys; quantitative methods

About me

Josh is a UX Researcher at Meta and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He currently leads international research projects in the emerging platforms team at WhatsApp - the largest messaging app in the world. Before this, he worked on WhatsApp integrity and public policy.

Prior to joining Meta, Josh was a Fellow in Quantitative Methodology at the London School of Economics, and Deputy Head of Insight and Data at the UK Liberal Democrats. He spent 7 years as an academic political scientist. Josh published in a number of international peer-reviewed journals, and delivered quantitative methods and data analysis courses at leading UK universities.

Josh received his PhD in political science from the University of Kent in 2019. Before that, he received a Research Masters (MRes) from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Politics and Economics from the University of Bath.


Expertise Details

Political science; elections and campaigning; political behaviour; British politics; quantitative methods