John Kenny

John Kenny

Sociology (2015 cohort)

My DPhil research examines support for environmental protection and climate change policies, with a particular focus on how such support is affected by economic circumstances.

I seek to investigate the ways in which experiencing economic and financial insecurity at both the individual and the societal levels may impact upon environmental protection preferences. To do this, I utilise a variety of quantitative research methods including multilevel analysis, panel data analysis, Age-Period-Cohort analysis and experiments.

My broader research interests are in public opinion, elections and voting behaviour.

Before commencing the DPhil Sociology in 2015, I previously undertook an MPhil Politics (Comparative Government) at the University of Oxford from 2013-2015 and a BSc Government at University College Cork from 2009-2013.