• Aston University, Aston Street, Main Building

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

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    Contact Details

    Phone: 0121 204 4267

    Email: p.correa-vila@aston.ac.uk

    Office: NW820D


    I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Prior to joining Aston as a Lecturer in 2018, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (UK). I received my PhD in Politics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in November 2015.

    My research agenda is driven by a fundamental interest in the internal organization, and the electoral and governmental behaviour of political parties. To date, the primary purpose of my research has been to understand how political parties face changes in the political system and, hence, the party system where they compete. Parallel to this, my research has also focused on two additional issues linked to political parties, the main characteristics and behaviour of middle-level party elites and party activists and parties' adaptation to digitalisation. 

    Research Interests

    Political parties and party systems

    Party members and activists

    Comparative federalism and devolution

    Spanish politics

    PhD Supervision

    Patricia is interested in supervising PhD students researching in the following areas:

    • Political parties
    • Spanish politics
    • Territorial politics

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    • DIGiPART La revolución digital de los partidos https://digipart.info/
    • Digital Parties Research Network https://espol-lille.eu/en/digital-parties-network/
    • GREP Grup de Recerca sobre Elits i Partits
    • REPRESENT Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy https://represent-research.org/

    Teaching Activity

    • LP2100 Comparative Government and Politics
    • LP3109 LP3110 LP3111 LP3112 Research Skills and Dissertation
    • LP3055 Political Parties

    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Cert, Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

    Award Date: 5 Dec 2019

    PhD, Internal dynamics of multi-level political parties: the Spanish People's Party, Autonomous University of Barcelona

    Award Date: 5 Nov 2015


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