Dr Kirsty Hughes is Director and founder of the Scottish Centre on European Relations. A researcher, writer and commentator on European politics and policy, she has worked at a number of leading European think tanks, 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 is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 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.
Senior Associate Fellow
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott is Anniversary Chair in Law at Queen Mary, University of London. She was formerly Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. With respect to Brexit, she has served as special advisor to two inquiries of Scottish Parliament’s then European and External Relations Committee and as a member of the Expert Panel on the Rule of Law and the EU Withdrawal Act. She is member of the advisory boards of the Constitution Society and the Dublin City University Brexit Institute, associate member of the Centre on Constitutional Change and honorary research fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is a Barrister at Gray’s Inn and the author of over 100 books and articles on EU law, public law and legal and social theory. She currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.
Jane Salmonson Senior Associate Fellow
Jane Salmonson has held a number of leadership positions in international relief and development, most recently as CEO of Scotland’s International Development Alliance, the membership body representing and supporting the sector in Scotland. Prior to joining the Alliance she worked for CBM, an international federation specializing in disability inclusive development, and for L’Arche Overseas Development Fund, L’Arche UK’s response to the needs of L’Arche communities with little or no government support locally. She led Mercy Corps Europe as Executive Director from 2000 to 2006, overseeing emergency and development programming including in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Darfur, Eritrea, Kosovo and Zimbabwe. She has Masters Degrees in International & European Politics and in African Studies. She studied at undergraduate level at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is a trustee of 500 miles and of the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (Scotland) and serves on SCIAF’s Integral Human Development Committee and CBM’s Country Strategy Panel for Scotland. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.