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Dr Karen Heard-Laureote

Faculty Research Degrees Coordinator, Reader in European Politics

Karen Heard-Laureote


Dr Karen Heard-Laureote is a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration. Her main expertise lies in transnational networks and their role in and impact on European integration. Karen is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation (FLF). Karen is also a Trustee and Co-Opted Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Executive Committee and member of the UACES Teaching and Impact Working Group. Through this role, Karen is involved in the defence and promotion of the European Studies field in higher education, with a primary focus on the United Kingdom. Karen is co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER) Teaching and Learning section.

Research Interests

Research Clusters 

  • Transnational Europe

Discipline Areas

  • European Studies
  • Politics and International Relations

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