Professor Philomena Murray is an internationally recognised expert on the European Union. She holds honorary positions at Trinity College Dublin; College of Europe, Bruges and United Nations University Insititue for Comparative Regional Integration Studies. She has been awarded many EU-funded and other research grants and has extensive experience in leading international research teams across Europe, Australia and Asia. She is an expert on European crises; Brexit; EU-Australia relations; comparative regionalism; EU-Asia relations; and refugee externalisation policies in Europe and Australia. She is sought-after as a speaker and as a regular commentator in the media. She set up the first curriculum on the EU in Australia.