Portrait of Dr Jane O'Mahony

Dr Jane O'Mahony

Senior Lecturer in European Politics
Director of Studies and Senior Tutor


Jane teaches modules on European Union politics and policy across all levels within the School of Politics and International Relations. She is also the School's Interim Director of Education and Senior Tutor. She has recently 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

Jane’s research interests focus on:

  • The pedagogy of the EU and Brexit at a time of uncertainty and change  
  • European Union-member state relations and EU governance processes
  • Irish politics and public administration in a comparative context



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