Dr Jane O'Mahony

Senior Lecturer in European Politics (Education, Scholarship and Professional Practice),
Director of Education and Student Experience for the Division of Human and Social Sciences
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Dr Jane O'Mahony


Jane is the School's Director of Studies with responsibility for undergraduate education. She teaches modules on European Union politics and policy analysis as well as being strongly involved the teaching of key learning skills to undergraduate students in the School. In more recent years, Jane completed a research project on responsive teaching of the EU in the UK during the Brexit process, with its uncertainty and flux. Her broader research has focused on policy-making processes within the EU and how adaptation to EU governance affects domestic policy actors, politics and policy-making, particularly in Ireland.

Jane holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and an MPhil and BA in European Studies from University College Cork, Ireland. She also holds a PGCHE and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Research interests

  • European Union-member state relations and EU governance processes
  • Irish politics and public administration in a comparative context
  • Public policy analysis



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