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David Phinnemore, PhD

Queen’s University Belfast

David Phinnemore is professor of European Politics and dean of education in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He holds a BA in European studies (1990) and was awarded his PhD in European studies by the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1998. His teaching interests are focused on the European Union–notably its institutions, decision-making procedures, external relations and enlargement. Much of his current work is focused on the process and implications of Brexit, especially for the island of Ireland. His most recent monograph, The Treaty of Lisbon: Origins and Negotiation, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. Among his forthcoming publications is The European Union, its Neighbours, and the Proliferation of ‘Privileged Partnerships’ (edited with S. Gstöhl). As dean of education he has responsibility for promoting study abroad, international exchanges, inter-disciplinary collaborations, work-related learning and placement opportunities as well as quality assurance across the arts, humanities and social sciences.