Dr Joelle Grogan

UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE)


Dr Joelle Grogan is a legal academic, and an expert in the rule of law and crisis governance, working in the fields of EU law, UK public law, and constitutional law.

Joelle is currently a Senior Researcher, and head of the research at UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE), an independent think tank based at King’s College London. UKICE provides independent and impartial social science research on the broad themes of the UK post-Brexit and UK-EU relations. The work includes analysis across a range of fields including politics and policy, economics, law, governance and the constitution, and the UK in the world.

Joelle is also Academic Co-Director of the Rule of Law Clinic and a Senior Research Fellow at the CEU Democracy Institute, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the UCD Sutherland School of Law, and creator of Sticky Tricky Law.

An expert on emergency law and pandemic governance, she served as advisor to the European Economic and Social Committee on the rule of law during a public health emergency (2021-2022); and is a commissioner for the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers (2022-2023). Joelle also authored Impact of COVID-19 measures on democracy and fundamental rights (2022), a study commissioned by the European Parliament.

Joelle has an undergraduate degree in Law from Trinity College Dublin where she was elected a Scholar of the University. She graduated with Distinction from the BCL at Oxford University, and also holds a doctorate in law from Oxford University.