Philomena Murray is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is the Director of the Research Unit on Regional Governance in the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, The University of Melbourne.
From 2000 to 2009 she was Director of the Contemporary Europe Research Centre (CERC), Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She holds Australia's only Personal Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) awarded by the European Union. She received a national Carrick (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for pioneering the first European Union curriculum in Australia and leadership in national and international curriculum development. She is an Australian Research Council expert of international standing and national assessor for the ARC and an external assessor for the European Research Council. A former diplomat, she has run training courses on negotiating with the EU for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. She was a Research Associate of the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She is a Visiting Professor in the International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department at the College of Europe, Bruges and an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS (United Nations University Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies), Bruges. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury. She was Associate Fellow of the Free University of Berlin. She is an Academic Associate, Queen's College, the University of Melbourne. She serves on the Board of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Committee on European Unification (RC3). Her research interests are in EU-Australia relations; EU-Asia relations; EU governance and comparative regional integration. Publications include Australia and the European Superpower (Melbourne University Press, 2005); Murray P ed. Europe and Asia: Regions in Flux (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Murray P and Rees N eds., European and Asian Regionalism: Form and Function, International Politics, 47, 3/4, May/July 2010 and Christiansen T, Kirchner E, Murray P eds., The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2013/2015 paperback http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/the-palgrave-handbook-of-eu-asia-relations-thomas-christiansen/?K=9781137494542 . Louis Brennan and Philomena Murray, Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives, Routledge, 2015. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138819818 She is joint convenor of Academics and Advocates for Refugees. New books: L. Brennan & P. Murray eds., Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives, Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138819818 M. Longo and P. Murray, Europe’s Legitimacy Crisis: From Causes to Solutions, Palgrave Pivot http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/europes-legitimacy-crisis-michael-longo/?isb=9781137436535
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Differentiated disintegration and third countries The implications of Brexit for relations between the EU, the UK and Australia
Laura Allison-Reumann, Margherita Matera, Philomena Murray
Book Chapter | 2020
Assessing the consequences of Brexit on EU policies, institutions and members, this book discusses the significance of differentia..
Testing Times for Regionalism: Coping with Great Power Rivalry in the Asia-Pacific INTRODUCTION
Mark Beeson, Philomena Murray
Journal article | 2020 | Asian Studies Review
We live in turbulent times. Many of the elements of the international order that had been taken for granted are currently being su..
Rethinking Britain's Role in a Differentiated Europe after Brexit: A Comparative Regionalism Perspective
Philomena Murray, Alex Brianson
Journal article | 2019 | JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies
Once outside the EU, the UK will have to develop a new relationship with its former partners in the EU and other pan-European bodi..
Australia’s relationship with the European Union: from conflict to cooperation
Margherita Matera, Philomena Murray
Journal article | 2018 | Australian Journal of International Affairs
After decades of tension, Australia and the European Union (EU) now have a substantive relationship, interacting and cooperating w..
Academics call for an end to immigration detention
Philomena Murray, Claire Loughnan, Jordana Silverstein, Louise Newman, John Tobin
Scholarly Contribution to Database/Website | 2018
Researchers from universities around Australia are adding their voices to the groundswell of concern about the country’s treatment..
Australia's engagement with the European Union: partnership choices and critical friends
Journal article | 2018 | AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
This article examines the development of Australia’s relationship with the European Union (EU) by focusing on drivers and obstacle..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for pioneering the first European Union curriculum in Australia and leadership
Jean Monnet Personal (ad personam) Chair
Jean Monnet Chair
Social And Political Sciences
Fellowship Scheme For Eui Florence
Australian European University Institute Fellowships Fellowships Association Incorporated
Doctor of Philosophy
European University Institute, Florence
Diploma in Advanced European Studies
College of Europe
University College Dublin