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Changes at Institute of Governance

Nicola McEwen has been appointed as Co-Director of the Institute of Governance, working alongside fellow Co-Director David McCrone.

Charlie Jeffery will continue to be involved in the work of the Institute as an associate director while heading the School of Social and Political Science.

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and has had a long association with the Institute as an Associate Director. Her research centres on the study of devolution, multi-level government and nationalism, and she has published widely in these fields. She is actively involved in informing debate within the wider policy and political community, through media work, consultancy and public engagement. She is also at the heart of academic networks, including as co-convenor of the PSA specialist group on British and Comparative Territorial Politics.

Nicola and David will be joined by Michael Rosie as Deputy Director with a view to him becoming co-director in two years’ time. Michael is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, and his research focuses on Scottish society and politics, nationalism and national identities, religious identities, and the politics of prejudice and 'sectarianism'.

These appointments confirm that Politics and Sociology will remain the twin pillars of the Institute. McEwen and Rosie look forward to working together to build on the success of their predecessors, and ensure that the Institute continues to play a significant role in understanding wider issues of governance in Scotland and beyond.

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