New appointment to Governance after Brexit

27 November 2017

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Professor Daniel Wincott, School of Law and Politics, has been appointed to the role of Leadership Coordinator, Governance and Brexit Research, for 25 Brexit priority grants recently commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

These grants fund research projects focusing on the progress and consequences of the UK leaving the European Union. He will help to maximise the impact of these investments and convey the research to policymakers, civil servants, parliamentarians, as well as the general public.

He will also play a key role in the intellectual development of the wider research portfolio in this area, as well as scope and co-ordinate activity for the forthcoming Governance after Brexit programme.

The projects, ranging from nine to 18 months are funded as part of the ESRC’s The UK in a Changing Europe initiative, which provides an authoritative source for independent research on UK-EU relations.

Professor Wincott said: "I am delighted to be taking up the position of Leadership Coordinator, Governance and Brexit Research. I look forward to working with the 25 Brexit priority grant projects to maximise the collective value and impact of their invaluable analyses. These projects enhance the research foundations for the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. I will work closely with Director Anand Menon, and newly appointed Deputy Director Simon Usherwood, to build on this initiative and further enhance its work.

"However our negotiations to leave the EU unfold, Brexit processes will have a profound impact on the UK and how we are all governed. The ESRC's upcoming Governance after Brexit programme will address the challenges and opportunities created as our relationship with the EU changes. It provides an exciting opportunity for fundamental social science research to engage public debate and help inform decision makers in this new context. I feel privileged to have been chosen to design and lead this major new ESRC programme."

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