Baroness Smith of Newnham, Julie Smith

professor of European Politics, Cambridge University

Julie Smith is Professor of European Politics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Robinson College. As Baroness Smith of Newnham, she sits in the House of Lords, where she is the Liberal Democrat defence spokesman. She was previously head of the European Programme at Chatham House.  

Julie’s research interests centre on the history and politics of the European Union, democracy in Europe and the UK’s relations with the EU. Her publications include The UK’s Journeys into and out of the EU – Destinations Unknown (Routledge, 2017) and The Palgrave Handbook of European Referendums (editor and contributor Palgrave, 2021)