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Adam Chalmers obtained his BA and MA from York University and his PhD in Political Science at McGill University (2011). From 2011 to 2015, Adam was an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University (Netherlands). Previously, he has also been a fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Brussels, the Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh, and was a DAAD scholar at Humboldt University in Berlin. He joined King’s as a Lecturer in European Political Economy in 2015. You can find out more about Adam on his personal website.


Adam’s research focuses broadly on European Union politics, lobbying and interest group politics, and regulatory politics (especially financial regulation).

Adam’s research has appeared in numerous journals, including the European Journal of Political ResearchPolitical CommunicationRegulation and GovernanceJournal of European Public PolicyEuropean Union PoliticsWest European PoliticsJournal of Common Market StudiesJournal of European IntegrationBusiness and PoliticsJournal of Public Policy, and Interest Groups and Advocacy. He has also published several book chapters and policy papers.


PhD Supervision

Adam is open to supervising students in areas related to:

  • Interest group politics
  • EU and Global Financial regulation
  • European Union politics and public opinion
  • Regulatory politics
  • Cohesion policy
  • Comparative Regionalism

Expertise and public engagement

  • Lobbying and interest group politics in the European Union
  • EU financial regulation
  • International financial regulation
  • Public opinion in the EU
  • EU Cohesion policy
  • Data protection regulation in the EU