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Alison Harcourt Director of the Centre for European Governance
David Benson  Politics
Surajeet Chakravarty  Economics

Sarah Cooper

Thibaud Dereulle  Politics
Bruce Doern  Politics
Claire Dunlop  Politics
Isabelle Engeli  Politics
Athanassios Gouglas  Politics
Stephen Greasley  Politics
James Griffin  Law
Lise Esther Herman  Politics
Oliver James  Politics
Jonathan Kamkhaji  Politics
Tod Kaplan  Economics
David Kelsey  Economics
Christos Kotsogiannis  Economics
Sandra Kröger  Politics
Marta Lorimer  Politics
Joasia Luzak  Law
James Mark  History
Steve McCorriston  Politics
Michail Melidis  Politics
David Monciardini  Business School
Alice Moseley  Politics
Tim Rees  History
Lamprini Rori  Business School 
Oscar Fitch-Roy  Geography
Isabelle Rueda   Law
Duncan Russel  Politics
Aurel Sari  Law
Julia Schmidt  Law
Florian Stoeckel   Politics
Bill Tupman  Politics


The members of the Centre's Advisory Committee are:

Michael Duggett

Michael Duggett has wide ranging experience of public administration in European and International settings through his work as Director General of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences in Brussels that works with the United Nations, as well as due to being a career Civil Servant working in the cabinet office, the Department of the Environment and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has published extensively on public policy and public administration and lectured in numerous countries. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Beijing and is currently a member of the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management and the First Division Association, a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Member of several Editorial Boards and Advisory Boards for high-profile journals and associations. He has a BA (hons) in Politics and Sociology, an MPhil in Politics and a PhD.

Audaye Elesedy

As a community activist Audaye was one of the founders of the Low Carbon Exeter group, now Transition Exeter and has been involved in many grass roots community and environmental and social actions. He's also an active member of the Green Party. Professionally he's currently involved with delivering emotional resilience training and managing projects with organisations and groups around the South West.

Reijo Kemppinen

Director-General, Communication and Transparency, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU

Reijo Kemppinen is Director-General of communication and document management at the EU Council. HPrevious posts include Director of Communications at the EBRD; head of Representation in the United Kingdom at European Commission; and Head of Representation in Finland at European Commission. Other jobs were as diverse as journalist, reporter, regional correspondent, producer, and news editor. He also has professional experience within audiovisual production as Director of several publicity and promotion films and as Finnish narrator of European Commission films. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Templeton College, Oxford, the European School of Journalism and the Irish Institute for European Affairs. His publications include ”The future President of Finland” (US Media, 1987),”ECU, the common European currency” (VATT, 1992), ”Basic facts about the European Community” (Edita, 1992, 1993),”The Finnish membership of the European Union” (Edita, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002) and ”Belgium, a great small country in the heart of Europe” (Edita 2000).

Peter Ladegaard

Peter Ladegaard is the Global Lead on Regulatory Policy and Management for the World Bank's Governance Global Practice. He has worked for more than 20 years on different aspects of regulatory governance and reform. Initially at OECD’s Regulatory Policy division, Peter led a number of benchmarking studies and country reviews of OECD Member Countries’ regulatory management systems. At the World Bank Group he directed the Better Regulation for Growth Programwhich adapted developed-country tools and experiences in regulatory reform to developing countries. Peter subsequently headed up IFC/World Bank Group’s Investment Climate Program in East and Southern Africa. Peter is now back in Washington DC working as lead private sector development specialist, supporting a number of knowledge management initiatives and investment climate advisory programs globally. Peter Ladegaard has also worked in management consulting and for the Danish Ministry of Finance. He holds an MA in Political

Claudio M Radaelli

Claudio M Radaelli is Professor at the European University Institute's School of Transnational Governance previous to which time he was Professor at the Department of political science at University College London for thee years. Prior to this time, Claudio spent 14 years as professor of political science at the Unviersity of Exeter. Born in Milan (1960), he taught at Bradford University in the department of European Studies, directed the programme on regulatory competition and cooperation at the European University Institute, and was IdEx chair at Sciences-Po Bordeaux in 2014. Claudio has published over 100 articles and written or edited 20 books and special issues of academic journals. His main fields of specialization include the theory of policy learning (his 2018 co-edited volume with Claire A Dunlop and Philipp Trein is on Learning in Public Policy: Analysis, Modes and Outcome, Palgrave), regulatory reforms, and the European Union’s influence on domestic politics and public policy.

Myria Vassiliadou

Myria Vassiliadou was appointed Secretary General of the European Women's Lobby in April 2007. She is committed to women's rights and equality between women and men. Her main research areas are the media, gender, interpersonal and ethnopolitical conflict and civil society activism. Myria was a founding member of Board of Directors of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies where she served as the Chair from 2006-2010. She was also the Director of the Institute from January 2000 - September 2007. She worked at the European Commission for three years as a Detached National Expert / Research Officer and managed projects relating to the Social Sciences and the Humanities at the Directorate General for Research. Myria Vassiliadou served as EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator from 2011 until the end of February 2020.

Tourya Guaaybess


Tourya Guaaybess received funding from the University of Lorraine for Tourya’s 6 month visit to the Centre of European Governance at Exeter University in 2021 working on communications policy in Mediterranean states.

Kübra Çağlar Hekimoğlu

June 2021 – December 2021 (this was postponed due to COVID)

Department of International Relations, Ataturk University

Monica Auteri

Jan - June 2020

Monica is currently Assistant Professor at the Università Degli Studi Roma. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and a Doctoral Degree in Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Social Phenomena,  from the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” Her research interests are at the intersection of the fields of political economy, public choice, healthcare policy and the political economy of healthcare.

Libby Maman

March – June 2020

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Heath Pickering

June 2020 (on the C1-PAWS project)

Heath began his PhD in January 2019 at the Public Governance Institute. He previously worked as a political science researcher at the University of Melbourne. For his PhD project, Heath is examining the rise of political advisers as important third actors beween politics and administration, which by historical standards, is a recent phenomenon in the Westminster system. His case studies include Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. These countries, since the 1970s and 1980s, have seen consistent growth and influence of political staff.

Dr. Jörn Ege

Jörn Ege is a post-doctoral researcher at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer. His research addresses the autonomy of international bureaucracies. Honorary Research Fellow from December 2017 onwards.

D‌‌aria Gritsenko

Visiting researcher, February 2017

Daria Gritsenko is a postdoctoral fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) and a partner at the Finnish Center of Excellence “Choices of Russian Modernization”.

‌‌Pierre Van Wolleghem

Visiting researcher, September 2015 - March 2016

Pierre Georges Van Wolleghem obtained a PhD in June 2017 at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan. Since 2012 he has been working for the ISMU Foundation.

Tamara Jovanovic

Visiting researcher, September - December 2012

Tamara Jovanovic was a PhD fellow at Roskilde University in Denmark, when she visited the CEG. She is now lecturer at Roskilde University. 

Christoph Ossege

Visiting researcher, September - December 2012

Christoph Ossege was a PhD student at BIGSSS, a joint Graduate School of Bremen University and Jacobs University when he visited the CEG. He now works at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

Esteban Arribas Reyes

Visiting Researcher, June - August 2012

Esteban Arribas is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Alcalá, where he teaches several courses, including Comparative Government and Politics, Public Policy Analysis and Media Policy Regulation.

Dolors Canals Ametller

Visiting Researcher, May-July 2012

Dolors Canals Ametler is currently a Senior Lecturer in Administrative Law in the Public Law Department at the University of Girona.

Auri Pakarinen

Visiting Researcher, April - July 2012

Auri Pakarinen was finishing her PhD at the University of Eastern Finland when she visited the CEG. More about her on her website.

Sandra Kröger

Marie Curie Fellow, September 2011 - September 2013

Sandra Kröger joined the politics department at Exeter as a Marie Curie fellow in September 2011. She is now senior lecturer and a member of the CEG.     

Rosa María Fernández Martín

Visiting Researcher, July - September 2011

a visiting researcher at the Tremough Campus of the University of Exeter, thanks to a research award obtained with the project titled “EU policies and climate change. Consequences. Comparative study between Spain and United Kingdom”. She is now a lecturer at the University of Chester.

Andrea Pritoni

Visiting Researcher, April - June 2011

Andrea Pritoni was a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Political Sciences “Roberto Ruffilli” (University of Bologna at Forlì), when he visited the CEG. He is now a research fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence.

Amie Kreppel

Visiting Researcher, November 2010

Amie Kreppel is a Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) and serves as Director of the University of Florida’s Title VI funded Center for European Studies (CES) and the European Union funded Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. 

Marie-Christine Fontana

Visiting Researcher, October 2009 - September 2010

Marie-Christine Fontana was a PhD student at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland when she visited the CEG. Her research focused on the impact of European integration on domestic policy-making processes in small consensual states, in particular on corporatist policy-making in Belgium and Switzerland.

Alessandro Natalini

Visiting Researcher, October 2009 - January 2010 & August 2010

Alessandro Natalini was Assistant Professor of Political Science at University Parthenope in Naples when he visited the CEG. He is now member of the Italian National Authority against Corruption.

Erica Melloni

Visiting Researcher, August - September 2009

Erica Melloni was a Ph.D candidate in the “Istituzioni, Amministrazioni e Politiche Regionali - IAPR” course held by the Universities of Pavia and Milan at the time she visited the CEG. She is now Director at the Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale in Milan.

Oliver Fritsch

Visiting Researcher, May - September 2009

Oliver Fritsch was a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Aarhus, Denmark at the time he visited the CEG. He is now part of the faculty of Environment, School of Geography at the University of Leeds.

Cristina Cullell March

Visiting Researcher, April - May 2009

Cristina Cullell March was a Ph.D. candidate at the International University of Catalonia, Spain when she visited the CEG. She is now researcher at the VUB's SMIT Research Centre.

Martino Maggetti

Visiting Researcher, 2007-2008

Martino Maggetti is an associate professor in political science at the Institute of Political, Historical and International Studies (IEPHI) of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. More about him on his website.