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John  Moodie

Senior Research Fellow

Dr John Moodie is a political scientist specializing in the role of experts in European Union policymaking; in particular, the way in which the European Commission interacts with stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of European research and innovation policy. He also has over five years work experience working as an EU policy and funding adviser.  

John is the editor of European Journal of Spatial Development (EJSD)

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Political Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, an MA in Politics (Research) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a BA Joint Honours in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham.

Previous Positions 

Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Arena Centre for European Union Studies (University of Oslo)

Consultant at NJM European, Economic and Management Consultants Ltd

Policy Adviser at the North East England Regional Office in Brussels


Moodie, J.R. (2017) ‘Reassessing the Monnet Method: Deliberative or Technocratic?, in Góra, Magdalena, Cathrine Holst, and Marta Warat, eds. Expertisation and Democracy in Europe. Routledge, 2017.

Moodie, J. R. (2015) ‘Resistant to Change? The European Commission and Expert Group Reform’, in West European Politics,

Holst, C. & Moodie, J. R. (2015) ‘Cynical or Deliberative? An Analysis of the European Commission’s Public Communication on Its Use of Expertise in Policy-Making’, in Politics and Governance