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Dr Theresa Reidy is a lecturer in the Department of Government at University College Cork, where she teaches Irish politics, political economy and public finance. Her research interests lie in the areas of public finance and electoral behaviour in Ireland. Dr Reidy has been involved in a number of research projects on elections and referendums in Ireland and she has received research funding from the Irish Research Council, the Department of Education, Irish Aid, the National Academy for the Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) and the European Commission.

Dr Reidy is very involved in the political studies community. She is Co-Editor of Irish Political Studies, Vice President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI), was honorary secretary of the PSAI from 2006 to 2011 and she represents political science on the social science committee of the Royal Irish Academy since 2007. Dr Reidy convened the annual conference of the PSAI in 2006 in University College Cork. She has run a series of academic conferences including an international event on Trade and Environmental Politics in 2008, Political Reform in 2010 and a number of national conferences on Irish Politics themes. She has given expert evidence to parliamentary committees, the Constitutional Convention and is a regular contributor to national and international radio, television and the print media.


Political Science (University College Cork)

Previous scholars

  • 2013 Patrick Duffy (Geography)
  • 2012 Ruth Barton (Cinema Studies)
  • 2011 Claire Connolly (Literature)
  • 2010 Patricia Coughlan (Literature)
  • 2009 Maurice Bric (History)
  • 2008 Linda Cardinal (Professor, School of Political Studies, Ottawa University)
  • 2008 Katie Gough (Professor, University of Glasgow)
  • 2008 Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (Irish Studies)
  • 2007 Clare Carroll (Irish Studies)
  • 2007 Joe Durkan (Economics)
  • 2006 Margaret Kelleher (English)
  • 2005 Sean Farrell (History)
  • 2004 Yvonne Whelan (Irish Culture)

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