Professor Philomena Murray

Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam)


Philomena Murray is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She was the Director of the Research Unit on Regional Governance in the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, The University of Melbourne, 2015-17. She holds Australia's only Personal Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) awarded by the European Union. Her research interests are in EU integration and legitimacy; EU-Australia relations; EU-Asia relations; EU governance' Brexit and comparative regional integration.


Professor Murray received a national Carrick (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for pioneering the first European Union curriculum in Australia and leadership in national and international curriculum development. She is an assessor for the Australian Research Council and for international research schemes. A former diplomat, she has run training courses on negotiating with the EU for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.

Philomena Murray is a Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin; Visiting Professor in the International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department at the College of Europe, Bruges and an Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University Centre for Comparative Regional Integration Studies, Bruges. She was Vice President of the Board of the International Political Science Association's Research Committee on European Unification and is a Series Editor of Palgrave's EU in International Affairs book series.

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