David Phinnemore (UK) is Professor of European Politics, Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science and Dean of Education in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

He holds a BA in European Studies (1990) and was awarded his PhD in European Studies by the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1998. His teaching interests are focused on the European Union – notably its institutions, decision-making procedures, external relations and enlargement. Much of his current work is focused on the process and potential implications of Brexit, the form that a new UK-EU relationship might take, and the consequences of Brexit for the EU and especially for Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland more generally.

David Phinnemore’s research interests cover EU treaty reform, EU enlargement, EU external relations, particularly association, and Brexit’. These have resulted in a range of publications, notably: The Proliferation of Privileged Partnerships between the European Union and its Neighbours (Routledge, 2019) (edited with S. Gstöhl); The Treaty of Lisbon: Origins and Negotiation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); The European Union’s 2007 Enlargement (Routledge, 2012, edited with C. Chiva); Reflections on European Integration: 50 Years of the Treaty of Rome (Palgrave, 2009, edited with A. Warleigh-Lack); Romania and the European Union: From Marginalization to Membership (Routledge, 2008, with D. Papadimitriou); The EU and Romania: Accession and Beyond (editor, London: Federal Trust, 2006); Understanding the European Constitution: An Introduction to the EU Constitutional Treaty (Routledge, 2005, with C.H. Church); and The Penguin Guide to the European Treaties Penguin (Penguin, 2002, with C.H. Church). He has also contributed chapters to a range of edited volumes and published articles in the Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Journal of European Integration, European Foreign Affairs Review, Revue d’Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, and Perspectives on European Politics and Society.