Position: Research Assistant
Location: 2.01, 31 Tavistock Square
Telephone: 020 3108 6645
Conor joined the Constitution Unit in November 2019 as the Research Assistant and Project Manager of the Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland project, working with Alan Renwick. Since July 2021, he has been working on a new project examining perspectives on the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland.
He is also an ESRC funded PhD student at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research there focuses on Northern Ireland's political parties and their attitudes towards European integration.
Before Birkbeck and UCL, Conor worked on a variety of political and not-for-profit fundraising campaigns in New York and London. He has a BA from the National University of Ireland, an MA from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and an MRes from the University of London.
- Tannam E. & Kelly, C. J. (2022). Brexit and the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement’s Three Strands. The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland. Volume 17, pp. 90-101.
- Kelly, C. J. & Tannam, E. (2022). The Future of Northern Ireland: the Role of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement Institutions. The Political Quarterly. doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.13172
- Kelly C. J. (2021). Teaching and learning in Brussels: Sinn Féin’s strategic ‘venue shopping’ approach in the European Parliament. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. doi:10.1177/13691481211062930
- Renwick, A., & Kelly, C. J. (2021). What form would referendums on Irish unification take?. The Political Quarterly. doi:10.1111/1467-923X.13071
- Renwick, A., Dobrianska, N., Kelly, C. J., Kincaid, C. (2021) Public Attitudes to Referendums on Irish Unification: The Results of a Public Consultation in Northern Ireland. Constitution Unit, University College London. [Working Paper]
- Kelly, C. J. (2020). Review of 'Breaking peace: Brexit and Northern Ireland' by Feargal Cochrane. Irish Political Studies. doi:10.1080/07907184.2020.1857511