Dr Theresa Reidy is a political scientist in the Department of Government at University College Cork. Her research interests lie in the areas of party politics, political institutions and electoral behaviour and her recent work has been published in Electoral Studies, Parliamentary Affairs and Politics. She is currently leading a comparative project on voter facilitation and engagement practices and working on the most recent general election in Ireland. Theresa has received grant funding for her research from the European Commission, Royal Irish Academy, the Irish Research Council and Irish Aid. She is a co-editor of the International Political Science Review.