Jo Hunt

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Cardiff University
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Dr Jo Hunt has a background in interdisciplinary (law and political science) work on the EU. She graduated with an LL.B with European Legal Studies from the University of Southampton in 1994. This was followed by an LL.M in International, European and Comparative Law at Keele University, and then a PhD from the University of Leeds on policy evolution in EU employment policy.

Before arriving in Cardiff in 2001, Jo was a lecturer at Leeds University. She teaches EU modules across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Leeds, 2005), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her current research interests focus on aspects of regionalism and devolution in the context of the European Union. In 2015 she was appointed as a Senior Fellow under the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative, with a project looking at the UK Devolution and the EU referendum (see She is working with colleagues in the Wales Governance Centre on Wales and Brexit issues, see the Wales and EU Hub

Jo Hunt is the former current Legal Developments contributor to the Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review, and has also been (with Dr. Chloe Wallace, Leeds University) European Developments section editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.

Since 2003 she hs been on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Society. She is a past member of the executive of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and  a current member of the ESRC Peer Review College.



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  • 22nd March 2018

    The devolved legislatures’ ‘continuity’ legislation prepares their statute books for Brexit in the event of an ongoing impasse with the UK Government over the so-called ‘power grab’ in the EU Withdrawal Bill. Professor Nicola McEwen suggests these ongoing discussions and debates provide insight into the challenges and opportunities likely to shape ongoing intergovernmental relationships.

  • 22nd March 2018

    Two decades have passed since there was last a serious consideration of how the UK uses referendums. In the light of the Referendums of recent years, our colleagues at the Constitution Unit at UCL established the Independent Commission on Referendums. Ahead of a public event in Edinburgh, the Commission's research director, Dr Alan Renwick, explains its terms of reference.

  • 9th March 2018

    Stephen Hornsby, a partner at Goodman Derrick LLP, comments on Michael Keating's recent paper on the policy making implications of Brexit for agriculture in the UK.

  • 9th March 2018

    In response to the apparent surge in support for Corsican nationalists, President Macron has made it clear that Corsica will not be allowed to distinguish itself further from the rest of France. However, says Dr Alexendra Remond, support for autonomy may be symptomatic more of disenchantment with the status quo than of growing Corsican nationalism.

  • 2nd March 2018

    With little enough fanfare, Cabinet Office Minister David Liddington MP set out how Britain will operate post-Brexit. Prof Michael Kenny and Jack Sheldon consider what he had to say.

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