Aidan Regan is the Academic Coordinator of the Centre. He is an Assistant Professor of European Political Economy at University College Dublin (UCD), and Director of the Dublin European Institute (DEI). Prior to UCD, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Germany (MPIfG), and a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute (EUI). Aidan completed his PhD in Public Policy at UCD, whilst working at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), at the University of Amsterdam. His research is focused on comparative political economy of European integration. His work has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Politics and Society, New Political Economy, Journal for Common Market Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Comparative European Politics, Socio-Economic Review, and Intereconomics, among other outlets. Aidan will be the academic coordinator of the proposed centre, and the co-module leader on the economic governance work/teaching package. You can follow him on Twitter at @aidan_regan
Imelda is the Dean of Law and the inaugural Sutherland Full Professor of European Law. She is interested in the relationship between law and governance especially in economic spheres. She has published extensively in competition law and also on EU governance and presents her work regularly at international conferences and workshops.
James P. Cross is an Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to UCD, he was a Jean Monnet Fellow and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, and a Post-doctoral fellow at the ETH Zürich. His research is focused on different aspects of European Union (EU) politics, including decision-making in the Council of Ministers, the policy agendas of the European Commission and the European Central Bank, and the workings of the EU legislative process.
You can follow him on Twitter at @jamespcross
Niamh is a Professor in UCD SPIRe, a Research Fellow and member of the Executive of UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, and a Fellow of Dublin European Institute. She studied in UCD (BA, MA) and at Nuffield College, Oxford (DPhil), and worked for a while at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.
Ben Tonra is Full Professor of International Relations at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. At UCD he teaches, researches and publishes in European foreign, security and defence policy, Irish foreign, security and defence policy and International Relations theory.
Alun is Chair of Geography in the College of Social Sciences and Law. From 2007-2010 he was Head of School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy. Between 2011-2014 he was Vice-Principal for Research in the then UCD College of Human Sciences.
Roland is Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and Employment Relations. He has been teaching international and comparative employment relations at UCD since 2003.
Marie is a lecturer in Equality Studies at the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD. She has has taught on the postgraduate Equality Studies programme since 2007, and on the undergraduate Social Justice degree programmes since 2010, teaching modules on critical social theory, global justice, social movements and egalitarian theory.
David is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. His current positions include: member of the Welsh Assembly's Expert Panel on Electoral Reform; Chair of the Forum on Parliamentary Discipline established by the Ceann Comhairle (Speaker) of Dáil Éireann; and membership of the international advisory boards of the Electoral Integrity project and Making Electoral Democracy Work project.
Jorge is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations, researching the relationship between economic inequality and the rise of populist parties. He is also a managing editor at Política Exterior and a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter at @Jorge_Tamames.
Jelena is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations. Her previous professional experience include work in the European Parliament, United Nations Development Programme, European Investment Bank and a number of consultancies.
Vincenzo started his doctoral research at UCD in September 2016. As an Irish Research Council postgraduate scholar, he analyses how the new European economic governance impacted on the systems of industrial relations in Ireland and Italy during the 2008 crisis.
Joseph is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at UCD. He has written on a range of topics, focusing on democracy, federalism, populism, diverse societies and European politics. His first monograph, Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland and the European Union, won the 2018 Brian Farrell Prize for Best Book by the Political Studies Association of Ireland. You can follow him on Twitter @JJJLacey.
Martijn Schoonvelde is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at UCD. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in political science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He was also a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, and a research fellow at the University of Exeter. Among other topics, his research involves the drivers and consequences of political rhetoric in the EU. You can follow him on Twitter at @hjms.