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Professor David Phinnemore

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.

Brexit European Union Northern Ireland Politics
Areas of Expertise

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

Media Experience

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. 

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Associated Research Centres / Projects

The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

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