My recent teaching concerns Irish politics and government, public administration and management, legislative studies and regulatory governance. I currently convene the MA Module on Ireland and Europe, and teach on the Level 1 Module on Britain and Ireland in Comparative Perspective.
My current research interests relate to the politics and practice of state retrenchment, issues with which I am involved in a number of international research networks, and with a particular focus on the Irish case. As well as the areas I teach in, I have ongoing interests in the study of state agencies, political-administrative relationships, corporate governance and institutional reform, accountability studies, and various other aspects of public governance and policy. Some projects with which I am currently involved include: