Welcome! I am a currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and Government of Ireland Postgraduate Research Scholar at Trinity College Dublin. My research is funded by the Irish Research Council’s Postgraduate Scholarship scheme.
My research focuses on the role that interest groups (interpreted broadly) play in the public policy process at both the national and supranational (EU) levels. Three relatively simple questions drive my Ph.D project:
Why do interests groups choose to mobilise at the national or supranational level?
Where are they more successful in gaining access to policy makers and achieving their policy objectives?
What determines their relative level of success at each level of governance?
Prior to undertaking my Ph.D. I received a Master of Science in Comparative European Politics from Trinity College, Dublin (2010) and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern History from Oxford University (2007). In the interim period I worked as a Management Consultant for the global consulting firm, Accenture.
I am most easily contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org and can also be reached by regular post at:
Department of Political Science
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