Fay is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Environment Department at the University of York working on the project ‘Divergence, Dismantling and Contestation: Brexit and the Repoliticisation of UK Environmental Governance’ funded by ‘UK in a Changing Europe’. She joined the Environment Department in September 2016 as an Associate Lecturer. Prior to that, she was an ESRC-funded Ph.D. candidate and Tutor in the Politics Department at the University of York. She also holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of York. Her research interests are broadly in the field of environmental politics and policy, and on political parties.