Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Mr Christopher Huggins

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics (University of Portsmouth), MA European Studies (with merit) (University of Portsmouth), Postgraduate diploma in Social Research Methods (with merit) (University of Portsmouth)
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: christopher.huggins@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I am currently working towards a PhD in European studies. My research project focuses on local government involvement in transnational networks. Specifically, it is looking at local government in south-east England and northern France, and their involvement in transnational European networks. In short the aim is to identify the rationale behind this activity and how it can be improved so network participants can gain further benefits from their involvement. In this sense, my research aims to address both academic and practical issues associated with transnational networking.


Research Clusters

  • Transnational Europe

Discipline Areas

  • European Studies
  • Politics and public administration

Current Research Projects

  • PhD: Local government involvement in transnational European networks