I am a doctoral researcher and vising tutor in the Department for Politics and International Relations, at Royal Holloway, University of London.
I studied Linguistics at The University of Gloucestershire, where I earned a BA (First-Class). After that, I studied New Political Communication at Royal Holloway, University of London, earning a MSc (Distinction). I remained at RHUL and joined the New Political Communication Unit as a doctoral researcher in September 2014 to undertake my PhD.
I divided my childhood between Berkshire, Shropshire and London. From a young age, I was fascinated by Science, especially when it came to space. Later in life, I realised I was better suited to writing than I was to experiments.
I have worked in learning support at three different educational establishments, as a visiting tutor at in the Politics and International Relations Department at Royal Holloway, University and London since 2015, and as a research assistant for peer-reviewed publications in leading journals.
In my non-professional life I like to hike the English country side, watch long films, and see live music.
For inquiries, you can contact me at declan.mcdowell-naylor [at] rhul [dot] ac [dot] uk