Dr Christopher Huggins joined the University of Suffolk as Senior Lecturer in Politics in July 2018.
Christopher was awarded his PhD from the University of Portsmouth in 2015. Before joining Suffolk, he held positions at Keele University, the University of Aberdeen and the University of the West of Scotland.
Christopher’s main research interests surround subnational politics, European Union politics and Brexit. In particular, his research focuses on the European and international engagement activities of local authorities and the impact of Brexit on local government. Christopher is also part of a project team working to understand the impact of Brexit on UK fisheries policy. This project, which is part of The UK in a Changing Europe, explores what lessons the UK can learn from other non-EU countries such as Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands, and also examines how the repatriation of fisheries policy from the EU will affect the UK’s devolution settlement
Christopher is also co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Research.
Huggins, C. (2018). The Future of Cohesion Policy in England: Local Government Responses to Brexit and the Future of Regional Funding. Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto, 58, 131-153.
Huggins, C. (2018). Building Cross-Border Governance in the Channel / La Manche Region: Successes and Failures. In B. Wassenberg (ed.). Castle-talks on Cross-Border Cooperation Fear of Integration? The Pertinence of the Border. Stuttgart: Steiner-Verlag.