Muiris MacCarthaigh is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics and Public Administration in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queens University Belfast, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Visiting Research Fellow at the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy. He completed his undergraduate degree in History at Trinity College Dublin, and his MA and PhD in Politics at University College Dublin.
His research and teaching interests are located across two domains: Irish government and politics; and public administration and policy. He has authored and edited seven books on these issues, most recently Public Sector Reform in Ireland: Countering Crisis (Palgrave 2017), and his work has been published in leading scientific journals including Governance, Public Administration, Public Management Review, Public Policy and Administration and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. He is former editor of the journal Administration and currently editorial board member for a number of national and international journals, as well as an Emerald book series on public management.
Muiris is President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (2016-19) and co-chair of the European Group for Public Administration’s study group on the Governance of Public Sector Organisations. He is a member of the Political Studies Association; the International Political Science Association; and the American Political Science Association.