Queen's on Brexit

Informed by years of internationally-recognised research excellence, Queen’s on Brexit brings together leading academics from Queen’s University who can provide an authoritative voice on the Brexit process, the many policy areas affected by Brexit, and the subsequent impact on Northern Ireland, the island of Ireland, the UK and the EU-27.

Insight and analysis

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Environmental Affairs

The future of environmental governance in Northern Ireland

August 2018 - Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Mary Dobbs organised a workshop in Belfast on the Future of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Nature Matters NI to foster discussions on the DEFRA consultation on an environmental watchdog, the workshop brough together 50+ stakeholders from a variety of sectors to discuss common frameworks, cross-border issues, environmental principles and accountability and enforcement.

Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Mary Dobbs
Brexit & Environment

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Border issues

Unchartered Waters

August 2018 - The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland runs through Lough Foyle. Garrett Carr takes a journey around the lake that will soon divide Britain from Europe.

The Economist
Financial Times

Border Signs

Border issues

Brexit and the Irish border: The experts' verdict

August 2018 - BBC News NI has asked a number of Brexit experts for their assessment of the current state of play in the negotiations, and whether a deal between the EU and UK on the border can be done.

Dr Katy Hayward
BBC News

Brexit Expertise

Professor David Phinnemore

Professor David Phinnemore

Professor of European Politics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Professor Dagmar Schiek, school of law

Professor Dagmar Schiek

Professor of Law
School of Law

Professor Lee Magowan, School of history, anthropology, philosophy and politics

Professor Lee McGowan

Professor of Contemporary European Politics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics


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Research Activity

As an institution, Queen’s has a long-standing history of research into European integration, with our academics offering key insight into the work of several high-profile Brexit research projects.

More information

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Read the University’s various statements and responses to the Brexit process and find practical information in related sites.

Institutional Response

Contact Us

To find out more about the Brexit-related research and expertise within our university, please visit our Brexit Expertise section and contact any of our academics. Alternatively, why not send an email to qpol@qub.ac.uk with your request.

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