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This experts directory is a searchable database of Queen’s academics who are interested in talking to the media about their areas of expertise.

If you cannot find the right expert, please contact Queen’s Communications Office and a member of the team will be able to help you.

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Dr Elodie Fabre

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Dr Elodie Fabre is a lecturer in politics and international studies within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Expertise: UK politics, devolution, and political parties, and citizen participation and democratic innovations (referendums, citizens’ assemblies/juries), as well as French politics. She speaks fluently in English and French.

Dr John Topping

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Dr John Topping is criminologist and an internationally recognised expert in policing, including police reform and accountability, along with stop and search powers.

Expertise: Policing, police reform, stop and search, post-conflict policing

Professor Christopher McCrudden

School of Law

Professor Christopher McCrudden is a world-leading expert human rights and equality law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast and the William W Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

Expertise: human rights law, equality law, European Union Law, Human rights in Northern Ireland, European Economic Area, Brexit

Professor David Phinnemore

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)

Professor Phinnemore is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading academic experts on the European Union and Brexit, particularly in relation to Northern Ireland.

Expertise: European Union, Brexit, Northern Ireland, Politics, International relations

Professor Katy Hayward

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Professor Katy Hayward is a sought-after expert on Brexit, the Irish border and the peace process, and a leading political sociologist on the island of Ireland.

Expertise: 1998 Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement; Border management; Brexit; Cross-border conflict and cooperation; EU integration; Irish border; Northern Ireland politics and society; Peace and conflict processes; Political sociology;

Professor Tony Gallagher

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)

Professor Gallagher’s development of the shared education programme to create trust and friendship in divided societies is having an impact worldwide.

Expertise: Education, education in divided societies, shared education