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17 Jan 2023

UK in a Changing Europe is entering a new phase, with renewed funding and an expanded team and agenda, focussed on three broad themes:

  • UK-EU relations,
  • The UK after Brexit,
  • The UK’s place in the world.

We’re delighted to announce that, as part of this relaunch, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has appointed ten new UKICE Senior Fellows. The new team of academics will contribute to UKICE’s programme of work by producing high-quality original research, and communicating it to policymakers, politicians, the media, and the general public.

The Senior Fellows are:

  • David Bailey, Professor of Business Economics at the University of Birmingham. David’s fellowship project aims to foster engagement, dissemination, and impact around the theme of UK manufacturing.
  • Catherine Barnard, Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge. Catherine’s fellowship examines the impact of labour migration on the East of England.
  • Kathryn Cassidy, Professor of Political Geography at Northumbria University. Kathryn’s project analyses responses to the displacement of people from Ukraine in three countries.
  • John Curtice, Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University. John’s project examines how public opinion evolves in the wake of the substantial public policy challenges faced by the United Kingdom.
  • Rob Ford, Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester. Rob’s project analyses the impact of demographic change and identity divides on political outcomes, in particular looking at public attitudes to immigration.
  • Sarah Hall, Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham. Sarah’s project examines the uneven nature of the UK economy.
  • Donald Houston, Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Portsmouth. Donald’s project looks at the geographically uneven impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on UK labour supply.
  • Hussein Kassim, Professor of Politics, specialising in the European Union, at the University of East Anglia. Hussein’s project investigates the UK-EU relationship and UK relations with its European neighbours after Brexit.
  • Simon Usherwood, Professor of Politics and International Studies at The Open University. Simon’s project assesses the evolution of the UK-EU relationship.
  • Richard G. Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. Richard’s project examines the evolving pattern of European security and defence relationships that the UK has grown over recent years.

We are also pleased to announce that Professor Sarah Hall has been appointed as Deputy Director of UKICE. She brings several years’ experience as a UKICE Senior Fellow and considerable expertise on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s economic geography.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with a member of the new team, please contact Alex Walker ([email protected]).


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