Professor of Political Communication & former journalist
Kevin is Professor of Political Communication at Dublin City University and an experienced non-executive director. He has authored/edited numerous books on topics related to media and politics, including several party histories and political biographies and, most recently, Political Advertising in the 2014 European Parliament Elections (co-editor, Palgrave 2017) and the forthcoming Media and Elections in Ireland Since 1969 (co-author, Manchester University Press). He was the 'Independent Rapporteur' to post-election government talks in 2016 and facilitated the formation of current minority coalition administration. He also chaired an independent review of the civil service in 2014. A former political journalist, he held a number of senior editorial positions with RTÉ and the Irish Times before leaving journalism in 2008. Kevin is a non-executive director at Dublin Bus and Oxfam Ireland, and was recently appointed Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. He is also a lay member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. He has a BA (Mod) and MLitt in economics and a MA and PhD in political science and a Diploma in Corporate Law & Governance.
Burren Law School, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland.
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