Niall Robb
  • 25 University Square

    BT7 1PB Belfast

    United Kingdom


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I am a PhD Researcher in Politics in the School of HAPP. I am the Chair of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies Graduate Forum and Vice President of the Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies.

My thesis project examines the influence of interest groups in Northern Ireland and is titled "The influence of interest groups operating in Northern Ireland on the outcome of the Ireland/Northern Ireland dimension of the United Kingdom's European Union withdrawal negotiations."

My work sits at an intersection of public policy and administration, interest representation, and European studies. It is fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the Northern Ireland and North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership.


I have taught on PAI1007: Perspectives on Politics which examines key issues and debates defining contemporary political theory. It focusses on three interrelated themes: democracy; the relation between the individual and society; and the legitimacy of the State. I have also given a guest lecture on Social Network Analysis on the module 7001: Approaches to Research Design.

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  • Julie-Ann Statham Prize

    Robb, Niall (Recipient), 02 Jul 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • NINE Doctoral Studentship

    Robb, Niall (Recipient), 23 Mar 2018

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively