Rod Dacombe is a Visiting Fellow at Keble College and a Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations. During his tenure at Oxford, he is working on a new project on conspiracy theories and democratic participation.

Rod is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London and Director of the Centre for British Politics and Government. Formerly, Rod was Vice-Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy and co-convenor of the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association.

He has expertise on democratic theory, particularly participatory and deliberative democracy, and digital democracy. His book, Rethinking Civic Participation in Theory and Practice (Palgrave), was published in 2018. He has a new book, Democratic Theory, scheduled for publication in late 2021. Rod has acted as an academic advisor to the Scottish government and the Danish Ministry for Social Affairs, and is a regular commentator on these issues in the media.