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Professor Elizabeth Meehan

Professor Emeritus

Contact Details
Email e.meehan@qub.ac.uk

Degrees
BA (Politics), Sussex University, 1976
DPhil, Oxford, 1982

Biography
Elizabeth Meehan completed her undergraduate education at Sussex University and post-graduate education at Oxford. Her first full-time lectureship was at Bath University from where she was granted leave to hold a Hallsworth Fellowship at Manchester University. She was appointed to a chair in Politics at QUB in 1991, where she also became a Jean Monnet Professor. In 1998-99, was Visiting Fellow at The Policy Institute, Trinity College Dublin. During the 1990s, she chaired the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom and is now an Honorary Vice-President. The Association made her a ‘Lifetime Achievement' award in 2005 and, in 2006, the UACES made an award to mark her contribution to European Community studies in Ireland. She now holds honorary positions at the Policy Institute, Trinity College , and in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. She is an elected member of the Royal Society for the Arts, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Academy of the Social Sciences, and the Royal Irish Academy.

Research
Women's rights at work; Gender and constitutional change, Citizenship in the UK and EU,

Connections between EU membership and British-Irish relations, particularly in connection with Northern Ireland and with freedom of movement of persons within the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the United Kingdom;

Territorial politics in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Selected Publications

2006 ‘Borders and employment opportunities and barriers', Working Paper for QUB/UCD research project. Mapping Frontiers – Plotting Pathways , Institute for British Irish Studies. Project website, www.mappingfrontiers.ie .

2005 ‘ The European context: changing forms of territorial politics in the United Kingdom ', in Coakley J, Todd J and B Laffan eds. Renovation or revolution: new territorial politics in Ireland and the United Kingdom . Dublin : UCD Press.

2003 (with S. Hodgett) 'Multilevel Governance in the European Union: the Case of Northern Ireland ', in J. Magone (ed.) Regional Institutions and Governance in the European Union. Westport : Praeger.

2002 A. Brown, T. Donaghy, F. McKay and E. Meehan, 'Women and Constitutional Change in Scotland and Northern Ireland ', Parliamentary Affairs 55(1), pp. 71-84.