Jane is Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) www.fujomedia.eu at DCU and an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Dublin City University. Jane's expertise lies mainly in the area of the public sphere; and in particular participation and political engagement; including direct democracy and other modes of engaging the public in decision-making processes; such as citizens' assemblies and journalism. Her research is comparative: besides Ireland, her recent projects have included all European democracies as well as most of the OECD.
Edward is currently working as a Project Manager on European Commission funded projects hosted at FuJo: the JOLT European Training Network (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action) and Provenance. Edward has worked extensively in the area of managing and supporting large-scale, European-funded research and training networks and was the Programme Manager on the Earth and Natural Sciences PhD Programme (funded by the HEA through PRTLI 5 and co-funded by the ERDF) and was the Project Manager on the CerealPath European Training Network. He also has extensive experience of working with a variety of national funding bodies, including the Irish Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Edward holds a BE and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, both from University College Dublin.