Philomena B. MURRAY

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Philomena Murray (AU/IE) is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences and former Research Director on Regional Governance at the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges at the University of Melbourne. She is a graduate of the College of Europe in Bruges and the University College Dublin and obtained her Ph.D. at the European University Institute in Florence. Philomena Murray holds Australia’s only Jean Monnet Chair ad personam. Prof. Murray is an Assessor for the Australian Research Council and many European research councils. She is the recipient of several teaching awards. A former diplomat, she has run training courses for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She currently directs a Jean Monnet Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies and a Jean Monnet research project on Australia’s Relationship with the European Union: From Tensions to New Paradigms. She was awarded a Jean Monnet Module for Comparative Regional Governance.

Her research interests are in comparative regional integration; EU-Asia relations; EU-Australia relations; refugee policy and EU governance and legitimacy.
Her publications include:

  • Murray, P. & M. Matera (eds.), “Australia’s Relationship with the European Union: From Conflict to Cooperation”, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 72(3), 2018
  • Longo, M. & P. Murray Europe’s Legitimacy Crisis: From Causes to Solutions (Palgrave, 2015)
  • Brennan, L. & P. Murray, Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, 2017)
  • Christiansen T., E. Kirchner & P. Murray (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations (Palgrave, 2015); Murray, P & N. Rees (eds.)
  • “European and Asian Regionalism: Form and Function”, International Politics, 47(3/4), 2010; Murray, P. (ed.) Europe and Asia: Regions in Flux (Palgrave, 2008)
  • Murray, P., Australia and the European Superpower (Melbourne University Press, 2005).