Dion Curry is lecturer in public policy in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies. He received his PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield in 2011 and previously studied at the University of Saskatchewan and Simon Fraser University in Canada, as well as Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. After his PhD, he worked in Vilnius, Lithuania, for the Public Policy and Management Institute as a consultant for the European Union on issues such as human rights, social policy and vocational education and training. He then worked from 2012-2014 as a research fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), looking at the future of the public sector in Europe as part of an EU FP7 project on Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future (COCOPS). He has also worked with the Institute of Governance Studies (Simon Fraser University) and the Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and the Environment (University of Saskatchewan). He has been awarded funding from different sources including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the British government’s Overseas Research Scholarship.
Dion’s main areas of interest are multi-level governance, European Union politics and policy, devolution and public sector reform. He has been published in journals including Parliamentary Affairs and Policy Studies, and has contributed a book chapter to the International Handbook of Public Administration. In addition, he has written numerous research reports, policy evaluations and editorials for various European and North American institutes and sources, and presented papers and invited lectures at conferences and universities in Canada and throughout Europe. He is currently finalising a research monograph for Palgrave Macmillan entitled ‘Network Approaches to Multi-Level Governance: Understanding Power Between Levels’.