Dion Curry is an associate professor 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 been awarded funding from different sources including the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship, 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, political legitimacy and trust, and public sector reform. He has published a book on ‘Network Approaches to Multi-Level Governance: Structures, Relations and Understanding Power Between Levels’ with Palgrave Macmillan, and been published in journals including Parliamentary Affairs, Political Studies Review and Policy Studies. 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 also the Director of the Initiative for Managing Policymaker-Academic Cooperation and Knowledge Transfer (IMPACKT)