Dr Paul Copeland is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University. His research focuses on the political economy of European integration, particularly with respect to the EU’s competence in employment and social policy. He is regularly invited to provide expert opinion on these matters by the House of Lords, the European Parliament and the European Commission. He has also provided consultancy work for Oxfam and the World Health Organization. He completed his BA, MA (RES) and PhD all at the University of Manchester. He also worked as an English language teacher in both the Czech Republic and South Korea. He is currently director of the Centre for European Research at QMUL and in 2015 was elected as a committee member of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).
Professor Nathaniel Copsey is Professor of Politics at Aston University. His research interests centre on the European Union, its politics and policies, and its relationship with its Member States. He previously worked on the politics and governance of Poland and Ukraine, with an emphasis on their path towards European integration. More recently his research has turned to British relations with the EU and the politics of reform, referendum and Brexit. He was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Union politics in 2013 for a research project entitled Rethinking European Integration. His latest book Rethinking the European Union was published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2015. On graduating from the College of Europe, he worked as a presenter at Telewizja Polska in Warsaw and subsequently in London at the international think tank, the Policy Network. He has taught at the University of Helsinki, College of Europe, the European Studies Institute of MGIMO in Moscow and Sciences-Po Lille. He remains a Visiting Professor at Sciences-Po Rennes.