Professor David Phinnemore
Dean of Education and Professor of European Politics
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.
Professor Phinnemore’s research interests include the politics and processes of the EU in relation to withdrawal, enlargement, association agreements and treaty reform.
He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the EU position on UK withdrawal, the issues facing Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland, and the options for delivering on ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ to address the unique challenges that Brexit poses for Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland.
FieldsBrexit Politics Northern Ireland European Union
Areas of Expertise
European Union, Brexit, Northern Ireland, Politics, International relations
Professor Phinnemore has engaged extensively with local, national and international media, especially on the topics of the European Union, Northern Ireland and Brexit. This includes writing op-eds and articles/blogs and giving interviews with newspaper and online media. It also includes interviews in various media, including live (in studio and down-the-line) and recorded TV, live and recorded radio, and podcasts.
- MPs vote on Brexit amendments: Everything you need to know, Al Jazeera, 29/01/2019
- What happens to the Irish border without a deal on Brexit?, Sky News, 14/01/2019
- Brexit: After humiliating defeat, Theresa May to present plan B, Tokyo Daily News, January 2019
- Checks on both side of Irish border mandatory under no-deal Brexit, The Guardian, 17/01/2019
- Behind the Brexit Chaos, a Faulty U.K. Negotiating Strategy, The Wall Street Journal, 14/12/2018
- How Brexit may end up creating accidental borders in Europe, Bloomberg, 12/03/2018