School of Social and Political Science

Dr Daniel Kenealy

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21 George Square

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I completed my PhD in Politics & International Relations at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. My research applied classical realism to the political history of the European Union. I joined the School in 2012, initially as a teaching fellow in Politics & International Relations and moved to the Social Policy subject area in April 2015 as a lecturer. I have served as deputy director of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (2012-2013), deputy director of the Academy of Government (2013-2015), director of the Master of Public Policy (2013-2015), policy adviser to the senior vice-principal (2016-2017), and quality assurance director for the School of Social & Political Science (2017-2019). In 2019 I was a DAAD Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. In 2020 I was a visiting researcher at Carleton University.

Current teaching and administration

  • Understanding Public Policy (pre-honours undergraduate), Course Organiser.
  • Evidence, Politics & Policy (pre-honours undergraduate), Course Organiser.
  • Social Policy Director of Communications & Engagement.

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Research interests

I research British politics with a focus on constitutional issues, devolution and foreign policy. In 2017, with colleagues at Edinburgh, I authored the book Publics, Elites and Constitutional Change in the UKI have published my research in journals including West European Politics, Regional and Federal Studies, Journal of European Integration, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, European Security, European Law Journal, British Politics, and Diplomacy and Statecraft. I also have an interest in European integration and edit the textbook The European Union: How Does it Work?

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Staff Hours and Guidance

Wednesday's 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM.