Dr Alan Sandry is a Fellow, and Co-Founder, of the European Institute of Identities. He was formerly Lecturer in European Territorial Politics at Cardiff University, Wales; Lecturer in Social and Political Theory at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales; and Lecturer in Postgraduate Research Methodologies at Regents University, London, England. Dr Sandry has been a Visiting Lecturer at universities across Europe including University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France; University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Euskadi; and Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. He has delivered Guest Lectures at, inter alia, London School of Economics, England, and Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.
Dr Sandry is a Vice President of the Centre Maurits Coppieters, Brussels, Belgium, and has extensive working relationships with the European Parliament and European Commission. Also, he routinely interacts with the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff; Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh; Northern Ireland Assembly, Belfast; and the Houses of Parliament, London, England. In May 2017, at the invitation of Gure Esku Dago, he was the International Observer for the Consultation Process of the Basque Country.
Dr Sandry is the author of Devolution in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh University Press, 2007), and Plaid Cymru: An Ideological Analysis (Welsh Academic Press, 2011). He has been a consultant and contributor for newspapers and journals including Independent on SundayTimes Higher Education SupplementNew Statesman, and Financial Times. Dr Sandry is also a regular radio and television contributor, and has produced podcasts from the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. His current research interests include the evolving nature of political, cultural and social identities within Europe; the relationship between ideologies and individual and collective thought; education and innovation for economic amelioration; and ways in which students can be taught about global concerns and wider societal interests.

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Theory
  • Welsh Politics
  • European Territorial Politics
  • Ideologies
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein


  1. Sandry, A. Complex thinking and computing organization facing contingent problem Société de Philosophie des Sciences de Gestion
  2. Sandry, A. UK and the EU Referendum: which option to take, Brexit or Bremain? ICPS Working Papers 343 1 22


  • How does a third sector organisation (The Wallich, a homelessness charity) employ co-production as a model for provision of a new service? (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Samantha Burvill
    Other supervisor: Dr Elaine Forde