Jane's research focuses in broad terms on policy-making processes within the European Union and how adaptation to EU governance affects domestic policy actors of EU member states and how they engage with EU policies. Jane has written widely on Ireland’s adaptation to EU membership in this context. As well as teaching modules on EU politics and the politics of the UK’s exit from the EU across all levels within the School of Politics and International Relations, Jane is currently working on a research project focusing on the pedagogy of the EU and Brexit at a time of uncertainty and flux.
Jane previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the EU-funded Research Project 'Organising for European Union Enlargement' under the directorship of Professor Brigid Laffan (formerly of University College Dublin, now Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence), as well as a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, an MPhil and a BA in European Studies from University College Cork, Ireland. She also holds a PGCHE and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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Expertise: EU politics Governance Country Expertise: Ireland
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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