Dr Theresa Reidy is a political scientist in the Department of Government at University College Cork where she teaches Irish politics and public finance. He research work is focused on political institutions and electoral behaviour. She is currently leading a comparative project on voter facilitation and engagement practices funded by the European Commission. Theresa is co-editor of the International Political Science Review. She has given expert evidence to parliamentary committees, the Constitutional Convention, the Citizens’ Assembly and is also a regular contributor to radio, tv, and the print media.