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Professor Niamh Hardiman


Niamh Hardiman

School of Politics and International Relations
+353 87 202 7392
University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


I am a Professor in Poltical Science and Public Policy in UCD SPIRe, a Research Fellow and member of the Executive of UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, and a Fellow of Dublin European Institute. I studied in UCD (BA, MA) and at Nuffield College, Oxford (DPhil), and worked for a while at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin. For several years I was Tutor in Politics and a Fellow of Somerville College Oxford, before moving to UCD. I am currently leading the UCD SPIRe initiative to apply for the Athena Swan Bronze Award. I am the Director of the interdisciplinary UCD Public Policy Programme, including the Master of Public Policy (MPP). I am currently serving as a member of the External Advisory Board of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES).


  • Director, UCD Public Policy Programme
    UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, Ireland1 Jan 2012
  • Member of UCD Governing Authority
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland2004 - 2008


  • Professor
    UCD, Ireland1 Jan 2012
  • Senior Lecturer
    UCD, Ireland2002 - 2012
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Ireland1992 - 2002
  • Fellow and Tutor in Politics
    Somerville College, Oxford, United Kingdom1986 - 1992
  • Lecturer in Politics
    Somerville College, Oxford, United Kingdom1984 - 1986
  • Occasional undergraduate tutor
    Oxford University, United Kingdom1982 - 1984
  • Research Assistant
    Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland1977 - 1980


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • DPhil
    Oxford University UK