Abel Polese is a Senior Research Fellow with DCU Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction. He has been a Marie Curie Fellow at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany (2006-2008) and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
(2008-2011). In 2012-2013 he worked as a policy analyst for the European Commission (DG Research). In the past seven years, Abel has been awarded funding for nearly 10 million euro and has worked as a consultant for the governmental and nonprofit sector in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
He is a member of the Global Young Academy, gathering scholars from around the world active in research policy and dialogue with non-academic institutions and he is co-editor of STSS, an open access journal indexed in SCOPUS focusing on governance and social issues the non-Western world.