Claire Dunlop


Claire DunlopClaire Dunlop is professor of political sciences and a public policy and administration scholar. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Politics from the University of Strathclyde in 1997 and completed an MSc in Public Policy with distinction in 1998. In 2002 she completed her PhD on epistemic communities and knowledge production in the EU which was supervised by David Judge and examined by Laura Cram and Claudio Radaelli.

Her main research interests are the politics of expertise and knowledge utilization, epistemic communities and advisory politics, risk governance, policy learning and analysis, impact assessment and policy narratives. She explores these conceptual interests in the UK and at the EU level and most frequently in relation to agricultural, food and environmental issues. Most recently, she has started to research LGBT legislation in the UK.

Since 2010, Claire has been covenor of the UK Political Studies Association’s (PSA) Public Policy and Administration specialist group. In 2014, she became editor of Public Policy and Administration. She co-authored two books on Regulatory Impact Assessment with professor Claudio Radaelli and a remarkable number of articles and chapters.

Her page in the website of the University of Exeter