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Experts

The Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) is staffed by high-profile experts on both the UK and Europe drawn from the University of Surrey's Department of Politics, as well as many others institutions and organisations. These include academic institutions around the world, think-tanks, the international media, the civil service and organisations based in the local community.

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Meet the team

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Professor Daniele Albertazzi

Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe

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Dr Alia Middleton

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Co-Director of The Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Founding Director of Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

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Maya Chew

Business Manager of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

Louise Gibbons

Administrative Officer

Theano Ntokou

Theano Ntokou

Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) Postgraduate Assistant

Mateo Suarez-Mash

Mateo Suarez-Mash

Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) Postgraduate Assistant

Niamh Dixon

Niamh Dixon

Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) Undergraduate Assistant

Foreign security and defence policy experts

These seasoned specialists bring extensive knowledge and experience in analyzing international security dynamics, defense strategies, and the intricacies of Britain's role in Europe and the world. Their expertise is instrumental in shaping policies and strategies that address contemporary security challenges while navigating the complexities of international relations. 

Find out more about our foreign security and defense policy research.

Staff

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Dr Laura Chappell

Senior Lecturer in European Politics

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Dr Nikolaos Gkotsis Papaioannou

Senior Lecturer in International Politics/ Senior Personal Tutor - Student Experience and Wellbeing; Politics Disability Coordinator.

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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Founding Director of Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

Associates

Paul Adamson CBE

Paul Adamson

Founder/Editor of Encompass

Gianfranco Baldini CBE

Professor Gianfranco Baldini

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna

Martyn Bond CBE

Dr Martyn Bond

Writer; former academic, BBC correspondent and civil servant for the EU

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Dr Jamie Shea

(Professor in Practice) Former NATO spokesman. Senior Fellow responsible for security and defence programmes at Friends of Europe and a Senior Advisor with the European Policy Centre

Uta Staiger CBE

Dr Uta Staiger

Director of European Institute, UCL

Georgina Wright CBE

Georgina Wright

Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Programme, Institut Montaigne

Nick Wright CBE

Dr Nicholas Wright

Visiting Researcher

Government and governance experts

Our distinguished experts bring a wealth of experience and academic rigor to the table, offering insightful analyses and thought leadership on a wide array of governance issues. With a deep understanding of democratic processes, policy development, and international relations, our experts play a pivotal role in informing evidence-based decision-making, fostering dialogue, and contributing to the discourse on the intricate dynamics of government and governance in Britain and Europe.

Find out more about our government and governance research.

Staff

Dr Mustafa Demir

Associate Fellow

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Professor Theofanis Exadaktylos

Professor in European Politics

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Dr Simona Guerra

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics

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Dr Alia Middleton

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Co-Director of The Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

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Dr Roula Nezi

Senior Lecturer in Political Science

Associates

Mary C Murphy CBE

Dr Mary C Murphy

Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration, University College, Cork

Gender and Identity experts

These experts delve into the intricate intersections of gender, identity, and politics, shedding light on the profound influence of these factors on policy development, societal dynamics, and international relations in the context of Britain's relationship with Europe. Their dedication to advancing gender equality and addressing identity-related issues is a driving force behind our commitment to inclusive governance and informed decision-making.

Find out more about our gender and identity research

Staff

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Dr Laura Chappell

Senior Lecturer in European Politics

Dr Venetia Evergeti

Associate Professor in Sociology, Director of Learning and Teaching and Deputy Head of Department

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Dr Simona Guerra

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics

Parties and populism experts

The Centre for Britain and Europe takes pride in its team of experts specializing in parties and populism.  They bring critical insights into the dynamics of populist ideologies, anti-establishment sentiments, and the changing face of political representation in the context of Britain's relationship with Europe and beyond.

Find out more about our parties and populism research.

Staff

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Professor Daniele Albertazzi

Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe

Dr Mustafa Demir

Associate Fellow

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Dr Simona Guerra

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics

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Dr Alia Middleton

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Co-Director of The Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

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Dr Roula Nezi

Senior Lecturer in Political Science

Associates

Paolo Graziano CBE

Professor Paolo Graziano

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Padua

Nick Startin CBE

Dr Nick Startin

Associate Professor in International Relations, John Cabot University, Rome

Energy and sustainability experts

With a commitment to innovative solutions and informed decision-making, our experts play a pivotal role in shaping policies and strategies that align with both environmental sustainability and the unique needs of Britain and Europe in the 21st century.

Find out more about our energy and sustainability research.

Staff

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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Founding Director of Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

Associates

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Ian Christie

Reader (Associate Professor), Social Science and Ethics of Sustainable Development

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Dr Noreen O'Meara

Associate Professor (Reader), Human Rights, European and Environmental Law. Co-director: Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law (SCIEL).

Stakeholder engagement experts

With a deep understanding of the importance of transparency, accountability, and collaboration, our experts play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of dialogue and decision-making that encompass local governments, civil societies, higher education, and businesses. 

Find out more about our stakeholder engagement research.

Associates

Alex Goldberg

Rabbi Alex Goldberg

Dean of Religious Life and Belief, University of Surrey

Dr Malcom Parry

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