Dr Barry Colfer

Research Fellow
Dr Barry Colfer has been elected a Research Fellow from 1 October 2020.  Barry’s research interests include the politics of European integration, industrial relations and the future of work. While at St Edmund’s, Barry will be carrying out research into the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for Ireland. Barry was awarded his PhD from the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2018, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford (2018-2019) and at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (2019-2020). Barry previously worked at both Dáil Éireann (the Irish parliament) and at the European Parliament and for a range of leading think-tanks.