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I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Brexit and public policy (environment, agriculture, etc.) - Environmental Policy in the European Union


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Personal profile

Research Statement

My research focuses on the interactions between policy change (direction and extent) and shocks to policy making systems. Under this broad research agenda, I'm pursuing two different, yet related areas of inquiries:

  • Policy dismantling in the European Union, and how calls for Better Regulation, more subsidiarity and cutting 'EU red tape' are linked to efforts to further integrate or disintegrate the EU. This work looks in particular at environmental policy in the EU from the early 1990s to nowadays, the role of key Member States such as the UK and the European Commission.
  • Post-Brexit policy and governance of the environment in the UK. I am co-chair of Brexit & Environment, a network of academic experts analysing how Brexit is affecting the environment. As part of this network, I am most interested in the governance gaps arising from the UK's departure from the EU and the challenges addressing these gaps create for a devolved UK. My work in this area looks especially at environment & agricultural policy development, the special case of Northern Ireland and the development of common frameworks. 

Research Focus

Dr Gravey's research focuses on the relationship between policy change and shocks to policy-making systems.  This is reflected in two main areas of research. First, environmental policy dismantling in the European Union – and its links to further European (dis)integration.</p>

Second, having investigating how the EU has shaped UK environmental & agricultural policy and governance, my current work focuses on the potential policy and governance changes linked to the re-patriation of EU law in the UK and the devolved regions after Brexit. 

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Research Output

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A time for environmentally friendly policies?

Gravey, V., 01 Jul 2019, Farmageddon? Brexit and British Agriculture. Stocks, C. (ed.). Bite-sized books

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

De-Europeanising or disengaging? EU environmental policy and Brexit

Burns, C., Gravey, V., Jordan, A. & Zito, A., 17 Jan 2019, In : Environmental Politics. 28, 2, p. 271-292

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
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    Insight of the Year - ENDS Impact awards 2017

    Gravey, Viviane (Recipient), Andrew Jordan (Recipient) & Charlotte Burns (Recipient), 04 May 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Journal of Geography in Higher Education Prize for Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Gravey, Viviane (Recipient), Irene Lorenzoni (Recipient), Gill Seyfang (Recipient) & Tom Hargreaves (Recipient), 09 Aug 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Rudolf Wildenmann Prize 2016

    Gravey, Viviane (Recipient), 26 Apr 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • University of East Anglia Outstanding Impact in Policy and Practice Award 2018

    Andrew Jordan (Recipient), Gravey, Viviane (Recipient), Brendan Moore (Recipient) & Tim Rayner (Recipient), 01 Feb 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    International Teaching and Learning Conference 2019

    Viviane Gravey (Participant)

    18 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    UACES - 2019

    Mary Dobbs (Speaker), , Ludivine Petetin (Speaker), & Viviane Gravey (Speaker)

    Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Association Française de Science Politique - Congrès 2019

    Viviane Gravey (Speaker), , Mary Dobbs (Contributor), & Ludivine Petetin (Speaker)

    02 Jul 201904 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    UK Agriculture after Brexit: In the Shadow of the CAP

    Viviane Gravey (Advisor)

    07 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Post 'Brexit' Legal Environment - Challenges & Opportunities for Northern Ireland (Queen's University Belfast)

    Dagmar Schiek (Chair), , Mary Dobbs (Contributor), , Dieter Pesendorfer (Contributor), , Viviane Gravey (Contributor), & Oisin Suttle (Contributor)

    08 Nov 201907 Feb 2020

    Activity: Consultancy typesCPD delivery/organisation of courses for externals (in kind)

    Press / Media

    Environmental governance in NI after Brexit - E/W & N/S cooperation

    Viviane Gravey


    3 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Brexit plan to increase vet inspectors

    Viviane Gravey


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    UK facing European court after government fails to stop sewage spills

    Viviane Gravey


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    A 'No Deal' border and NI/Irish agrifood

    Viviane Gravey


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment