My research focuses on how policy paradigms can help us to understand policy development and change, and developing improved policy measures to ensure political transparency in democracies.

I have published extensively in international political science journals on comparative public policy. I have written and edited a number of books on policy paradigms, global lobbying regulation policies, Irish politics and society (including the volume Irish Business and Society), and research methodologies. I am a reviewer for some of the leading political science journals in the world and am a regular panel convener, chair, discussant and participant at the APSA, MPSA and PSA and ECPR conferences.

An IRCHSS Research Fellow for the duration of both my MA and PhD (1999-2001; 2002-2005), I conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin.  A DIT Teaching Fellow, I lecturer on Irish politics and international political economy. I am also a founding director of the DIT Research Centre for Business, Society & Sustainability.

I have consulted with and advised the Irish, Czech, UK governments, and the EU Parliament, on issues surrounding lobbying regulation policy, its regulation and matters to do with transparency and accountability.

I welcome inquiries from potential research students (research masters or Ph.D) particularly in the areas of policy studies and lobbying regulation policy.

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