Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Mr Mark Field

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics (University of Portsmouth), Masters in Public Administration (Distinction) (University of Portsmouth), Postgraduate Diploma in Social Research Methods (Distinction) (University of Portsmouth), Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (recognised Jan 2012)
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: mark.field@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


My PhD project analysed the transparency of expertise in European policy making. Specifically, the project looks at the role of the European Commission's expert advisory groups. These groups advise across policy areas and at all stages of the policy-making process and are largely composed of individuals appointed in a personal capacity or as representatives of national administrations. However, a significant number of individual experts are also drawn from trade, business or civil society organisations and frequently act in a 'dual-hatted' role: as Commission expert advisors and interest group advocates at the Parliament. The project considers the effectiveness of transparency measures in ameliorating this (potential) conflict of interests.

See also: Dr Mark Field, CEISR


Research Clusters

  • Transnational Europe

Discipline Areas

  • Politics, Policy and Public Administration

Current Research Projects

  • Ph.D: The transparency of expert representation in EU policy making