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19 Jun 2019

UK-EU Relations

The UK in a Changing Europe is delighted to announce the extension of our funding for another three years by the Economic and Social Research Council. The ESRC will also be funding nine new senior fellows who will be joining our team.

The award-winning organisation, led by Professor Anand Menon and based at King’s College London, promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into UK-EU relations and provides impartial analysis of Brexit and its impact.

Our new senior fellows are:

  • Professor David Bailey, University of Birmingham – expertise in industrial and regional policy, especially manufacturing and the auto industry
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge – expert on EU law and employment law
  • Dr Meredith Crowley, University of Cambridge – expertise in trade
  • Professor John Curtice, National Centre for Social Research – polling expert
  • Professor Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham – expertise in the UK’s financial services sector
  • Dr Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast – expert knowledge on Northern Ireland
  • Professor Hussein Kassim, University of East Anglia – expert on the EU
  • Professor Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh – expert on devolution and the Union
  • Professor Meg Russell, University College London – expert on Brexit, Parliament and the Constitution

They are all academics of the highest international standing in their field. Their role is focused on impact and dissemination of existing research, providing evidence and analysis across the broad range of issues and policy areas affected by Brexit.

Professor Anand Menon, director of The UK in a Changing Europe, said “I am delighted to welcome this outstanding collection of first-rate social scientists to our team. Working together we have an exciting opportunity to ensure that social science research informs not only public policy but also political and public debates about the future of the UK and its relationship with the European Union.”

Jeremy Neathey, deputy director of research at ESRC, said “ESRC continues to be committed to providing a strong evidence base to inform what is the most critical issue facing not just the immediate, but also the longer term, future of the UK. We continue to fund research across a range of initiatives which allow us to better understand the profound implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The appointment of this cohort is a crucial part of that effort and builds on the valuable work of the previous fellows.”


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