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Professor Isabelle Engeli

Professor of Public Policy

Amory 

My current research focuses on party competition and policy change on morality issues, regulatory dynamics in human biotechnology, the politics of gendering policy attention and action in Western Europe, and the comparative turn in public policy research.

Prior to joining Exeter, I was Reader in Comparative Politics and Policy at the University of Bath (2015-2018) and Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Ottawa (2011-2015). I held a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence (2008-2010) and guest professorships across Europe.

I am the Scientific Representative of HORIZON 2020 COST ACTION Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science (COST 15207) and co-convening, together with Amy Mazur, the international Research Network on Gender Equality Policy in Practice, which investigates the politics of implementing gender equality across policy sectors in Western and Eastern Europe.

I co-led an international research project on Morality Issues and Party Competition in Western Europe (2012, with Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Lars Thorup Larsen) and co-edited a volume on Comparative Methods for Public Policy (2014, with Christine Rothmayr Allison). Her work appears notably in the European Journal of Political Research, the European Journal of Public Policy, Regulation & Governance, West European Politics, Comparative European Politics, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and Revue Française de Science Politics. My research has been co-awarded the 2012 APSA Best Comparative Policy Paper Award and the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize (Iowa State University).

I am Lead Editor of Political Studies Review with David Cutts, and Founding Editor of the European Journal of Politics & Gender, with Petra Ahrens, Karen Celis, Sarah Childs, Elizabeth Evans and Liza Mügge. I am also the co-editor of the Routledge Series on Gender and Comparative Politics (with Karen Celis) and serve on the international advisory board of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, the Journal of Public Policy, Policy & Politics, and the Swiss Political Science Review.

Last but not least, I believe in services for our profession. I have been the Co-Convener of the ECPR Standing Group in Gender and Politics since 2011 and served as founding co-chair of co-chair of the Council for European Studies Research Network in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Above all, I have the immense pleasure to convene of the European Conference of Politics and Gender, and this since 2011.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am happy to supervise research (MRes, Phd) in the following areas:

  • Policy process, agenda setting and policy change
  • Comparative public policy 
  • Party competition and policy change
  • Gender, politics and policy
  • Governance of biotechnology
  • Religion, politics and policy in Western Europe

Research supervision

I am happy to supervise research (MRes, Phd) in the following areas:

  • Policy process, agenda setting and policy change
  • Comparative public policy 
  • Party competition and policy change
  • Gender, politics and policy
  • Governance of biotechnology
  • Religion, politics and policy in Western Europe