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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. 

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2016 2019

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

6 Citations (Scopus)
175 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
environmental policy
European Union
environmental politics
57 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
policy development
development policy
Open Access

Green Brexit: Setting the Bar for a Green Brexit in Food and Farming

Petetin, L., Gravey, V. & Moore, B., Jun 2019, 21 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access


Insight of the Year - ENDS Impact awards 2017

Viviane Gravey (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

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social science theory

Rudolf Wildenmann Prize 2016

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

increased efficiency
public sector

Activities 2015 2019

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

UACES - 2019

Mary Dobbs (Speaker), Ludivine Petetin (Speaker), Viviane Gravey (Speaker)
Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

International Teaching and Learning Conference 2019

Viviane Gravey (Participant)
18 Jun 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

Brexit, Devolution and Environmental governance in Northern Ireland

Viviane Gravey (Invited speaker)
10 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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