Lisa Claire Whitten

Research Fellow

Queen’s University Belfast

Areas of interest

  • Brexit
  • Northern Ireland
  • Regulatory Divergence
  • Trade Inclusivity


Lisa Claire Whitten is a researcher at the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP) and a research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on the inclusivity of UK trade agreements from a devolved perspective as well as on the trade and regulatory impacts of the UK’s EU Exit generally and in particular in Northern Ireland due to its unique arrangements under the Windsor Framework.

Previous recent research undertaken by Lisa Claire has included production of: an ‘EU Law Tracker’ on alignment with EU law for the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture in the Scottish Parliament; a report on regulatory divergence in Northern Ireland for the NI Department for the Economy; and an assessment of the interaction of Article 2 of the Windsor Framework and environmental rights on behalf of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Prior to entering academia, Lisa Claire held a variety of posts in the public sector including working for an MP in Westminster and in the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels.

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