Dr Patrycja Rozbicka

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Dr Patrycja RozbickaPatrycja joined the department in 2015, having previously worked as a post-doc and lecturer at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Prior to coming to the United Kingdom, Patrycja held appointments at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, visiting researcher post at the Institute of European Studies,  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and finished her PhD at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Patrycja’s research agenda focuses on two main topics. The main area of research circulates around participation of interest groups in the European and national policy-making and transposition processes; which includes questions like: How influential are interest groups in the politics? Access routes for lobbyists and their effectiveness? And, regulation of interest groups access to policy-makers. The second strand of research focuses on the regulation of the live music industry in the UK and EU. The main issues there are: influence of Brexit on the live music industry and stakeholders participation in the regulation.  Next to these, she works on: E-democracy and environmental policy-making.

  • Ph.D., Political and Social Sciences, 2011, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • M.Res., Political and Social Sciences, 2007, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • M.A., Analysing Europe, 2006, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • B.A., International Relations, 2005, Centre for European Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • LPM007 The EU: A web of Institutions
  • LP3037 EuroSim
  • LP1031 What’s Trending (Current Affairs in International Relations)
  • LPM033 Interest Groups and Lobbying in the European Context
  • LP2007 Comparative Government and Politics
  • LP3024 Political Parties and Party Systems
  • LP3036 Interest groups and Lobbying
EU Institutions' relationship with interest groups, interest groups in the EU policy-making and national transpositions, EU environmental policy-making, E-democracy, regulation of the music industry.

Blog entries

  • European Consortium of Political Research
  • ECPR Standing Group on Interest groups
  • ECPR Standing Group on Social Network Research
  • European Political Science Association
  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies

Patrycja is interested in supervising PhD students researching the following topics:

  • Music and politics
  • Interest groups 
  • Environmental politics
  • EU policy-making
  • E-governance


Room: NW802c
Phone: 0121 204 3104
Email: p.rozbicka@aston.ac.uk
Office hours:

Mon. 11-13
Tue. 14-16