I am lecturer (assistant professor) in politics at the University of Southampton, UK. My research examines the role of interest groups and consultations in EU politics and policymaking, the design and reform of lobbying regulatory schemes and the dynamics of Better Regulation politics.

In 2018 I was awarded a 5 years European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to examine the effects of stakeholder consultations on the inputs, processes and outcomes of executive policymaking across EU Member States. The adventure is due to start on sunny Viking lands in Spring 2019.

Before joining Southampton, I was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at University College London (2014-16), a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI (2013-14) and a Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012-13).

I completed my PhD at Trinity College Dublin (2012) with a dissertation entitled "Lobbying Brussels: Interest Groups' Demands and Networks in EU Environmental Policy". I am also a graduate of Central European University (MA, 2007) and of University of Bucharest (BA, 2006).

My recent articles are:
Adriana Bunea (2018) "Regulating European Union lobbying: in whose interest?" Journal of European Public Policy. Online first (https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1539115)

Adriana Bunea (2018) "Legitimacy through targeted transparency? Regulatory effectiveness and sustainability of lobbying regulation in the European Union." European Journal of Political Research. 57(2): 378-403.