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Dawid Pekalski is a final year PhD postgraduate at Bournemouth University's Department of Psychology and Department of Humanities and Law. He obtained his MA in International Political Communication and currently works as a lecturer and researcher in the aforementioned department. He teaches across several undergraduate and master’s programmes, including BA Politics, BA Politics and Economics, MA Political Psychology, and MA International Political Communication. His areas of expertise and teaching, include Political Marketing and Campaigning, Public Diplomacy and International Relations, Philosophy of Politics, Political Economy, Debates in Contemporary Politics, and Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.

During his PhD research, he examined citizens' engagement, focusing on their ability to override heuristic-driven responses, the level of attention they pay to a decision, and their capacity to disentangle complex, often contrasting, data in the fake news environment. His research adopts an interdisciplinary approach that combines the fields of political science, communication/marketing, psychology, and neuroscience, and applies methods from these fields...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Profile of Teaching PG

  • Public Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Methods of Inquiry in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Final Project Unit
  • Dissertation supervision

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Political Economy
  • Critical Debates in Contemporary Politics
  • Researching Politics
  • Political Marketing and Campaigning
  • The Philosophy of Politics
  • Digital Politics
  • Academic or Consultancy Dissertation
  • Dissertation supervision

Internal Responsibilities

  • Personal Tutor for BA Politics and Economics, BA Politics
  • Programme Coordinator for the BA Politics and Politics and Economics, BA Politics


  • MA in International Political Communication (Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • BA (Hons) in International Relations (Wroclaw University, 2008)


  • British International Studies Association, Member (2023-),
  • International Political Science Association, Member (2021-),
  • Political Studies Association, Member (2021-),