Alan Whysall is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Constitution Unit. He was previously a senior civil servant in the Northern Ireland Office, where he worked for many years on the Northern Ireland peace process.
Between 2019 and 2021, he was a member of the Unit's Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland. More recently, Alan has led the Unit’s project on Northern Ireland’s Political Future.
Northern Ireland’s Political Future (May 2022)
A Northern Ireland Border Poll (March 2019)
- Text of a lecture given at Ulster University: Northern Ireland Politics: Do we have a fresh start? (15 Feb 2016)
Read Alan's most recent blog posts:
Holding a border poll in Northern Ireland: when does it need to happen and what questions need to be answered?