Jo Hunt

Cardiff University
Professor of Law


Professor 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.

Moving from Leeds to Cardiff in 2001, Jo increasingly became interested in the interface between EU law and governance and the changing nature of the UK constitutional order, and particularly, the significance of devolution. 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 repatriation of powers from the EU and devolution (see She is working with colleagues in the Wales Governance Centre on Wales and Brexit issues, including leading a project with Dan Wincott, funded by the Legal Education Foundation, on Brexit and Civil Society. Since 2018 she has been on the Welsh Government European Advisory Group.


Posts by this author

Brexit, Devolution and the UK Internal Market

Over the course of the UK’s preparations for withdrawing from the EU, the issue of the UK’s own internal market has emerged as an issue of concern, and one that has the potentially significant consequences for devolution. Dr Jo Hunt of Cardiff University examines the implications.