Philomena Murray is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She was Research Director on Regional Governance in the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, The University of Melbourne. She holds Australia’s only Personal Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) awarded by the European Union. She received a national Carrick (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for pioneering the first European Union curriculum in Australia and leadership in national and international curriculum development. She is an Australian Research Council ‘expert of international standing’ and an external assessor for the European research grant agencies. A former diplomat, she has run training courses on negotiating with the EU for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.
She was a Research Associate of the School of Business at Trinity College Dublin. She is a Visiting Professor in the International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department at the College of Europe, Bruges and an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS (United Nations University – Comparative Regional Integration Studies), Bruges. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury. She was an Associate Fellow of the Free University of Berlin
Her research interests are in Brexit; comparative regional integration; EU-Asia relations; EU-Australia relations and EU governance and legitimacy. Publications include Australian Journal of International Affairs Special Issue, edited with Margherita Matera, on Australia's Relationship with the European Union: from conflict to cooperation, 72(3), June 2018; Longo, M. and Murray, P. (2015) Europe’s Legitimacy Crisis: From Causes to Solutions, Palgrave Pivot; Brennan, L. and Murray, P. (2015) Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives, Routledge; Christiansen T, Kirchner E, Murray P eds. (2013, paperback 2015), The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, Basingstoke, Palgrave; Murray P and Rees N eds., “European and Asian Regionalism: Form and Function”, International Politics, 47, 3/4, May/July 2010; Murray P ed. (2008) Europe and Asia: Regions in Flux Basingstoke Palgrave and Murray, P. (2005) Australia and the European Superpower, Melbourne University Press.
Jean Monnet Chair ad personam