Dr Kirsty Hughes is Director 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 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 Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor at the Scottish Centre on European Relations. He is a political scientist and his academic and policy expertise focuses on the European Union, Scottish-European relations, Brexit and Scottish politics. Anthony is completing his PhD in British and European Politics at the University of Edinburgh, where he is a member of the Edinburgh Europa Institute. He was previously Founding Managing Editor of European Futures, its academic blog on Europe; Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group; and Founding President of the Edinburgh University European Union Society. He is a frequent public speaker and media commentator on Brexit, EU politics, and Scottish and UK politics.
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.