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 a part-time ESRC funded PhD student at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research there focuses on Northern Irish 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.
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
Kelly, C. J. (2020). Review of 'Breaking peace: Brexit and Northern Ireland' by Feargal Cochrane. Irish Political Studies. doi:10.1080/07907184.2020.1857511