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Philipp Heinrich

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Philipp Heinrich
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
European Identities, Public Attachment to the EU, Public Attitudes, Experimental Approaches


  • PhD in Politics (Graduand) (University of Edinburgh, 2018)
  • MSc Political Research with Distinction (University of Strathclyde, 2011)
  • MA Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations with Distinction (Newcastle University, 2010)
  • BA European Studies (University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 2008)


  • Prof. Laura Cram and Dr. Adam Moore

Research Title

  • Fridge Experiments: Exploring the relationship between implicit attachment to the EU and trust

Awards and Publications

  • Cross-Cultural Communication Exceptional Award (Dissertation) 2010 from Newcastle University
  • MSc Faculty Studentship Award 2010 from School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde
  • School of Social and Political Science Graduate School Special Award 2013 from University of Edinburgh
  • Heinrich, P. (2016). Experimental Exposure to the EU Energy Label: Trust and Implicit Identification With the EU. In V. Kaina, I. P. Karolewski, & S. Kuhn (Eds.), European Identity Revisited. New approaches and recent empirical evidence (pp. 71–83). New York: Routledge.

Research Interests

My core interests are public attachment to the European Union and the meaning of the EU to different publics.  I am also interested more generally in European identities and public attitudes to EU integration.  My main methodological focus is on experimental approaches, but I have worked with and am interested both in traditional quantitative survey-based research as well as qualitative critical discourse (CDA) approaches.