Brexit experts at the University

Kent experts are available to speak to the media about many aspects of the Brexit process. The academic experts are displayed below in their Schools.

If you would like to speak with any of the academics listed, please contact the Press Office.

School of Politics and International Relations

Professor Feargal Cochrane

Professor Feargal Cochrane

Professor Cochrane is Feargal Cochrane is vice chair of the Political Studies Association and professor of International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent. He is director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre and deputy head of the School of Politics and International Relations at Kent. His current research is examining the impact of Brexit on the peace process in Northern Ireland and its devolved institutions.

Professor Richard Whitman

Professor Richard Whitman

Professor Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations, senior academic fellow on the UK in a Changing Europe programme and associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. He is also director of the Global Europe Centre. His expertise is on the relationship between the UK and the European Union’s foreign, security and defence policies as well as constitutional and institutional change in the EU.

Professor Matthew Goodwin

Professor Goodwin is Professor of Politics and International Relations and visiting senior fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. He is known for his work on Britain and Europe, radicalism, extremism, immigration, Euroscepticism and UKIP.

Dr Adrian Pabst

Dr Adrian Pabst

Dr Pabst is Head of School for the School of Politics and International Relations. His work is in political theory, political economy and European politics – with a focus on alternatives to the dominant ideologies and models. He also has a strong interest in the role of ethics and religion in international relations.

Dr Philip Cunliffe

Dr Philip Cunliffe

Dr Cunliffe is a senior lecturer in International Conflict and has contributed to many media organisations in support of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Elena Korosteleva

Professor Korosteleva is Professor of International Politics, Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and director of the Global Europe Centre. Her research interests include EU foreign policies and EU relations with Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Toni Haastrup

Dr Haastrup is a Lecturer in International Security and has interests in the EU and its role a global actor, looking at EU foreign and security policies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby

Professor Taylor-Gooby OBE is Professor of Social Policy. He has carried out a number of research projects on public attitudes in EU member countries, social security and welfare systems and immigration. His expertise is on the impact of the EU on social welfare and on immigration.

 

 

 

 

Professor Alex Stevens

Professor Alex Stevens

Professor Alex Stevens is professor of Criminal Justice and president of the International Society of the Study of Drug Policy. He could comment on the risk of the UK losing access to European-wide research centres looking at topics such drug and addiction issues.

 

Dr Benjamin Leruth

Dr Leruth is a Research Associate. His expertise is on Euroscepticism as well as on differentiated integration in the European Union, and more particularly Norway and Iceland’s relations with the EU.

 

 

 

 

Dr Heejung Chung

Dr. Chung is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy. Her research focuses on comparative analysis of European labour markets and welfare states. Her expertise is on the relationship between the UK and European Union’s policies on working conditions, worker’s rights, and gender inequality/women’s issues.

School of Economics

Professor Roger Vickerman

Professor Vickerman is Emeritus Professor of European Economics. His research focuses on the relationship between transport (especially infrastructure), regional development and integration in the European Union. As an advisor to the European Commission on these issues for many years, he can comment on transport policy and general European economic issues.

Professor Iain Fraser

Professor Iain Fraser

Professor Iain Fraser

Professor Fraser is Professor of Agri-Environmental Economics and is an editor of the European Review of Agricultural Economics. He can comment on agriculture, food production and consumer choice.

 

 

 

Professor Miguel León-Ledesma

Professor Miguel León-Ledesma

Professor León-Ledesma is Professor of Economics and Director of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) within the University’s School of Economics. He has published extensively on international macroeconomics and economic growth. He has been a regular consultant for the European Central Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

 

 

Dr Maria Garcia-Alonso

Dr Maria Garcia-Alonso

Dr Garcia-Alonso is a senior lecturer in Economics. Her research interests include the regulation of the arms trade and the analysis of terrorism. She can comment on arms trade controls.

 

 

 

 

Kent Business School

Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios

Dr Filippaios is a Reader in International Business at Kent Business School. His expertise is on the impact of European Integration and European Enlargement on Foreign Direct Investment and the activity of Multinational Enterprises. He has worked on relevant projects as Senior Research Fellow for the Hellenic Observatory, European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Brexit and internationalisation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). He can comment on Brexit and impact on SMEs across the EU, Brexit and Business Strategy to mitigate risks, foreign Direct Investment, International Trade and Brexit and Multinationals and Brexit.

Dr Carmen Stoian

Dr Carmen Stoian

Dr. Stoian is a Lecturer in International Business at Kent Business School.’ Her expertise is in the economic and political impact of EU membership, including the impact on foreign direct investment, trade and security Economic impact of Brexit. She can comment on the impact on businesses and multinationals, business strategies to deal with the impact of Brexit, general Brexit negotiations and the UK’s future relationships with the EU.

 

 

 

Professor Radu Tunaru

Professor Radu Tunaru

Professor Tunaru is a professor of Finance, specialising in credit risk, financial management and risk management. He is Director of the Centre for Quantitative Research (CEQUFIN). He can comment on ‘Real estate bubbles’ i.e. possible effect of Brexit on house prices.

Kent Law School

Dr Gbenga Oduntan

 

Dr Oduntan, is senior lecturer in International Law and an expert in land/maritime boundary and territorial disputes. He has written about Gibraltar, and the tensions between the UK and Spain.

 

 

 

Professor William Howarth

Professor William Howarth

Professor Howarth is a legal expert on the possible effect of Brexit on UK environmental law Brexit and Environment Law.

 

 

 

 

School of Psychology

Dr Aleksandra Cichocka

Dr Aleksandra Cichocka

Dr Cichocka is a senior lecturer in Political Psychology, and vice-president of the International Society of Political Psychology. In her research, she focuses mostly on the psychological underpinnings of political ideologies, national identities and intergroup attitudes.

 

Brussels School of International Studies

Dr Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels

Dr. Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels

Dr Klekowski von Koppenfels is an expert in migration and freedom of movement.