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Dr Jonathan Rose

Job: Senior Lecturer in Politics and Research Methodology

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Department of Politics & Public Policy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7772




Personal profile

Jonathan Rose is a lecturer in politics and public policy. He worked at the University of Nottingham between 2011 and 2015 as a research fellow, and completed a PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2012.

Since completing his PhD, he has published on a broad range of topics concerning research methodology and public policy broadly conceived.

His first book The Public Understanding of Political Integrity was published by Palgrave in 2014.

Substantively, he is interested in issues surrounding corruption, integrity, good governance, and public administration and management.

Methodologically, he is particularly interested measurement models and questions concerning the relative merits of factor analytic and item response theoretic models.

Key research outputs


Rose, J. (2014). The Public Understanding of Political Integrity: The Case for Probity Perceptions (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).


Rose, J., & Heywood, P. M. (2013). Political science approaches to integrity and corruption. Human Affairs23(2), 148-159.

Heywood, P. M., & Rose, J. (2014) “Close but no Cigar”: the measurement of corruption. Journal of Public Policy, 34(3), 507-529. 

Journal impact factor: 1.125

van der Eijk C., & Rose J. (2015) Risky Business: Factor Analysis of Survey Data – Assessing the Probability of Incorrect Dimensionalisation. PLoS ONE 10(3):e0118900. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118900

Journal impact factor: 3.534

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Rose, J. (2015) “Corruption and the Problem of Perception”, in P.M. Heywood (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption (London: Routledge), pp.172-182.

Heywood, P.M., & Rose, J. (2015) “Curbing Corruption or Promoting Integrity? Probing the hidden conceptual challenge” in Peter Hardi, P.M. Heywood and Davide Torsello (Eds.) Debates on Corruption and Integrity: Perspectives from Europe and the US (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp.102-119.

Heywood, P.M., & Rose, J. (2015) “The Limits of Rule Governance” in Alan Lawton, Zeger Van Der Wal and Leo Huberts (Eds.) Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A Global Research Companion (London: Routledge)

Official Reports

Grasso, M.; The Research Advisory Board of the Committee on Standards in Public Life & Rose, J. (2011) Survey of Public Attitudes Towards Conduct in Public Life 2010 (London: Committee on Standards in Public Life).

Rose, J. & The Research Advisory Board of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (2011) Report on Party Funding Research (London: Committee on Standards in Public Life) Available online here.

Research interests/expertise

Public Policy
Social Science Research Methodology
Good governance
Public Administration

Areas of teaching

Dissertation supervision

Social Science Research Methods

Corruption and Integrity

General Political Science


2004 – 2007, BA Politics (2:1), University of Warwick

2007 – 2008, MA Politics, with distinction, University of Warwick

2008 – 2012, PhD Politics, University of Nottingham: “Citizens Perceptions of Standards in Public Life”, ESRC CASE funded, with the UK’s Committee on Standards in Public Life

Courses taught

Introduction to Politics (POPP1102)

Political Research in Action (POPP2513)

Corruption and its Avoidance (POPP2010)

Fundamentals of Empirical Social Research (POPP5008)

MA International Relations Dissertation Supervision (POPP5026)

Conference attendance

February 2012, “3rd Winter School on Methodological Issues in Comparative Electoral Analysis” (EU Cost action), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome: Visualising quantitative data (winter school tutor)

March 2013, Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) Workshop, University of Nottingham: Factor analysis in social science research – often not what it is claimed to be (guest lecturer)

March 2013, Integrity Management: Theory and Practice Workshop, City University Hong Kong: See no Evil? Perceptions of Integrity within the UK Public Service (workshop participant)

November 2013, ESRC First Year Student Conference, University of Nottingham: The 21st Century PhD: Interdisciplinarity, pathways to career development, and learning beyond Year One (invited speaker)

February 2014, Committee on Standards in Public Life, Cabinet Office: Understanding Citizens’ and Civil Servants’ Perceptions of Public Integrity (guest speaker)

June 2014, DG Home LRCC Network Meeting, Brussels (as UK country expert)

Consultancy work

2011, Committee on Standards in Public Life, econometric modelling for Political Party Finance: Ending the Big Donor Culture

2011 – Present, EU Directorate-General for Home Affairs, UK country expert

2015 – Present, UK country expert for report on integrity monitoring for the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Netherlands 

Current research students

Haila Altw, PhD Student studying trust in international business contexts. Co-2nd supervisor.

Andrew Thomas, PhD Student studying the politics of space programmes. Co-2nd supervisor.

Externally funded research grants information

2008 – 2011, ESRC CASE PhD studentship, co-funded by the UK’s Committee on Standards in Public Life

2011 – 2014, ESRC / Hong Kong Research Grants Council (Bi-lateral) Re-designing the Integrity Management Framework in the British, Chinese and Hong Kong Public Services (as appointed fellow)

2015, University of Nottingham Research Development Fund (as PI), £1440 awarded to conduct preparatory research on the use of latent variable modelling in social sciences. This research will support a future bid to the ESRC for substantial research funds. 

Professional esteem indicators

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Public Integrity (Taylor & Francis)


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