Dr Kirsty Hughes is a researcher, writer and commentator on European politics and policy. She has worked at a number of leading European thinktanks including as Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, Brussels; Senior Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies; Director, European Programme, Chatham House; Senior Fellow, Policy Studies Institute, and Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. She has published extensively, including books, reports, and policy papers, as well as contributing to a wide range of national and international media outlets. Her research focus has included: the UK, Scotland and Brexit, EU democracy, the politics of the Eurozone crisis, the EU enlargement to central and eastern Europe, and Turkey’s EU accession process.
Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor
Anthony Salamone is a political scientist and his research interests focus on the politics of the UK’s and Scotland’s EU relations, and European integration more broadly. He has an expertise in digital engagement and extensive events management experience. Anthony is completing his PhD in British and European politics at the University of Edinburgh, where he is Managing Editor of European Futures, the joint Edinburgh Europa Institute blog on Europe. He is also incoming Co-Editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Research.