Professor of Politics, Queen's University Belfast

John Coakley is Professor of Politics at Queen’s University Belfast and is Emeritus Professor of Politics at University College Dublin John is a founding director of the Institute for British-Irish Studies and is a leading expert on ethnic conflict, Irish and Northern Irish politics and lower preference voting in Northern Ireland’s STV electoral system. One of his latest books is Breaking Patterns of Conflict: Britain, Ireland and the Northern Ireland Conflict, published by Routledge in 2014 (co-edited with Jennifer Todd).