Position: Director, US Programme in European Studies, Belgium. Lecturer in European Studies
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600 / 32 16 310 430
Margaret is a graduate of the University of Limerick. She holds a First Class Honours degree in European Studies and was also awarded the Distinguished Performance Medal for First Place Overall in the College of Humanities. Margaret subsequently completed her MA (Hons) in European Integration and Administration. She was awarded a PhD for her research work on the European Parliament.
Margaret is Director of the US Programme in European Studies in Belgium and also acts as lecturer in European Affairs in Dublin.
Margaret has undertaken consultancy work for the Irish government producing research on lobbying in developed countries. She also contributes to the Institute's MA Programme in Public Management and has published numerous articles on EU affairs in Administration. Her main areas of specialisation include:
- European Union Governance
- The Principle of subsidiarity and the role of national parliaments in the EU
- Regulation of lobbyists and the issue of transparency in the EU
- Constitutional development in the European Union
- Institional reform in the European Union
- Enlargement of the European Union
- European Citizenship and National Identity
- Parliamentary reform in Ireland