Eve Hepburn

Politics and International Relations
Managing Director


Eve Hepburn is the Founder and Managing Director of PolicyScribe, an ethical policy research consultancy. She is also an Academic Fellow at the Scottish Parliament, an Honorary Fellow at the Edinburgh Europa Institute, an Associate at 3rd Horizons, and member of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER). Prior to establishing PolicyScribe in 2017, Eve spent 15 years holding various academic positions at leading universities throughout Europe and North America (including the European University Institute, McGill University, the University of British Columbia, Humboldt University, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Cagliari). She was most recently Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. She has authored nine books and over 50 refereed journal articles on devolved policy-making, European integration, Scottish-EU relations, federalism and regionalism, and immigration in the UK, Europe and North America.  She has provided policy advice to a range of organisations including the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, UK Parliament, Canadian Government, Sardinian Government, Aland Parliament, Scottish Funding Council, the BBC and Glasgow City Council. Eve is also the Founder of Fearlessly CIC, an award-winning social enterprise focussed on youth wellbeing.

Posts by this author


What might the Prime Minister’s immigration proposals mean for Scotland?

Eve Hepburn examines Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposals for a new Australian-style points-based immigration system, and its implications for regional differentiation for Scotland.
Brexit scrabble

Brexit scenarios: what might happen next?

In a blog originally published by the Scottish Parliament, Dr Eve Hepburn analyses Brexit scenarios and assesses what might happen next.
Brexit Reflections

Brexit Reflections - “We won’t let you down!” Scotland’s approach to EU nationals

Eve Hepburn explores the SNP government's approach to EU nationals in the aftermath of the vote for Brexit.
Brexit Reflections

Brexit Reflections - Options for Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon vowed to explore all options to keep Scotland in the EU. Eve Hepburn asks, what might these options be and how likely are they to be successful?

If not independence, a federacy?

Eve Hepburn explores the possibility of a federacy model for Scotland.

What next for independence movements in Europe?

Eve Hepburn evaluates the substate nationalist movements throughout Europe.