Dr David McCann holds a PhD in relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from 1959-72 from Ulster University. He has worked as a Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Ulster University and as Deputy Editor of Northern Ireland’s biggest current affairs website, Slugger O’Toole. He also works as an analyst for local and assembly elections in Northern Ireland. His work has featured on BBC Northern Ireland, Ulster Television and RTE. He is also a columnist with the Irish News.