Dr Jane Suiter

School of Communications

Name: Dr Jane Suiter
Department: School of Communications
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 6393
Email Address: jane.suiter@dcu.ie
Room: GLA. C169
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Jane is 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. Her current research focus is on  citizens’ assemblies and on disinformation. 

She is co-PI on the Irish Citizen Assembly (2016-2018) and the Irish Constitutional Convention (2012-2014) and a founder member of We the Citizens (2011), Ireland’s first deliberative experiment. She is a member of the Research Advisory Group on the Scottish Citizens’ Assembly.

She has published in 30 plus journals including Representation, International journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, Politics and the International Journal of Communication and is the author of two books including Reimagining Democracy: Lessons in Deliberative Democracy from the Irish Frontline published by Cornell University Press.


 Her research is comparative: besides Ireland, her recent projects have included all European democracies as well as most of the OECD. Jane is currently PI of PROVENANCE a H2020 project tackling disinformation in the social sphere and PI of the Reuters Digital News Report (Ireland) and PI of a Marie Curie ETN JOLT on harnessing technology for journalism, .

Jane is a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute, Oxford University, communication chair of COST ISI308 examining populist political communication and is on the Standing Committee of the ECPR standing group on Democratic Innovations.  Jane is a frequent contributor to broadcast and print media, has given evidence at parliamentary committees and is a former journalist having worked as Economics Editor at The Irish Times and for other media such as the FT Group and AP Dow Jones.

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