Dr Leah Trueblood
Dr Leah Trueblood is a Development Fellow and Tutor in Public and EU Law at Worcester College. She is also a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy and has been an Academic Affiliate of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford since 2018.
Dr Trueblood completed her DPhil at University College, Oxford in 2018. Her thesis was entitled ‘The Uses and Abuses of Referendums’ and funded by a Fellowship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. Her research principally concerns the role of referendums in processes of constitutional change. Dr Trueblood is also interested in how constitutional referendums intersect with other topics such as voting, representation, and political parties.
Her research was cited in support of the findings of the Independent Commission on Referendums in July 2018.
- Political Parties
- Democratic Theory
Recent media work
- CBC - Ideas Yes and No: The problem of bad referendums
- The Guardian - If aliens call, do not hold a referendum on what to do next, say Britons
- Sky - Forget Brexit - public referendum 'would support alien contact'
- Daily Mail - Men are far more likely than women to want a close encounter with aliens, Oxford University study finds
- Telegraph - Men 40% more likely to initiate conversation with an alien, Oxford study finds