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Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)
Digital Scholarship Hub Muiris MacCarthaigh

Digital Interests
Public Policy Public Administration Political Science

Research Interests

I am interested in the role played by technology within government bureaucracies, as well as in the changing relationship between citizens and the state.

Relevant projects

International Public Policy Observatory (

Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society

Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Algorithmic Solutions

MacCarthaigh, M., & McKeown, C. (2021). A Political Science Perspective on Fake News. In T. Chakraborty, S. Kumar, C. Long, & D. Padmanabhan (Eds.), Data Science for Fake News: Surveys and Perspectives (Vol. 42, pp. 233-243).


Associate Fellow at the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at QUB