2020 applicants
Human Rights Centre

Members

School of Law

Haim Abraham
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Tort Law; Private Law Theory; International Humanitarian Law; LGBTQ+ Rights; Liability of Public Officials and Bodies
Katya Al Khateeb
Senior Research Officer, School of Law
Xavier Aurey
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: International Human Rights Law; Clinical Legal Education; Comparative public law
Penelope Brearey-Horne
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Medical Law; Healthcare Law and Human Rights; The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and the NHS; Maternity services
Judith Bueno De Mesquita
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Health and human rights; Economic, social and cultural rights; Climate change; International development and human rights; Poverty and human rights
Koldo Casla
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Critique of Human Rights; Spanish Politics; International Relations; UK Politics
Antonio Coco
Lecturer, School of Law
Aoife Duffy
Lecturer, School of Law
Andrew Fagan
Director of the Human Rights Centre - Senior Lecturer (R), School of Law - Human Rights Centre
Carla Ferstman
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Public International Law; Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law
Tom Flynn
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: UK, European and international constitutional law, theory and history; Constitutional pluralism; European and international human rights law; Administrative law
Sanae Fujita
Visiting Fellow, School of Law
Catherine Gentry
Executive Officer (Events and Communications), School of Law
Ask me about: Communications for the School of Law and Human Rights Centre; Law and Human Rights Marketing Materials; Law and Human Rights Social Media Pages; the Human Rights Summer School; Law and Human Rights Welcome Week programme; Events in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre
Geoff Gilbert
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: International Refugee Law; Extradition Law; International Criminal Law; International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; International Minority Rights Law
Francoise Hampson
Emeritus Professor, School of Law
Research interests: European Convention on Human Rights; International Law of Armed Conflicts; Human Rights - General
Julie Hannah
Senior Research Officer, School of Law
Lee Hansen
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Human Rights in Consumer Law and Practice; LGBT+ Rights; Social Welfare Law; Pedagogy of Clinical Legal Education; Unfair Contract Terms
Anna Hardiman-McCartney
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Judicial Review; UK Human Rights Law
Karen Hulme
Head of School - Professor (R), School of Law
Research interests: Laws of armed conflict; Environmental law; Human rights and the environment
Paul Hunt
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: International human rights law; Economic, social and cultural rights; The right to the highest attainable standard of health; Poverty, development and human rights
Emily Jones
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Emerging Military Technologies including Autonomous Weapons Systems and Human Enhancement Technologies; The Legal Subject and International Legal Personality; Posthuman Theory; Gender and Conflict; Feminist and Queer approaches to International Law; Science, Technology and the Law; Environmental Justice; Political Economy and International Law
Thoko Kaime
Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research Training) and Senior Lecturer (R), School of Law
Research interests: International energy law and policy (including sustainable energy for all; access to energy and human rights; energy finance and human rights); Law and natural resources (including law and policy for ecosystems services; regulatory frameworks for climate change; access to water; risk regulation in natural resources); International human rights law (including human rights in Africa; children's rights; refugee rights); Research methods (including socio-legal methodologies; disruptive discourse and innovation); Regional interestsSouthern Africa; East Africa; West Africa; South America
Andrew Le Sueur
Executive Dean (Humanities) - Professor (R), School of Law
Research interests: British constitutional law; The constitutional role of the judiciary; Administrative law and justice; Judicial review; Constitutional implications of automated decision-making by government &ndash &quotrobot government" Tiny legal systems (serving populations of fewer than 100,000)
Sheldon Leader
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: Corporations; Labour/Employment Law; Links between Human Rights, International Trade, and Investment; Philosophy of Human Rights; Jurisprudence
Jaime Lindsey
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Healthcare law; Mental capacity and mental health law; Civil litigation; Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
Noam Lubell
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: International Humanitarian Law / Law of Armed Conflict; Conduct of Hostilities; Military Occupation; New Military and Law Enforcement Technologies, including Cyber Operations, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Human Enhancement; The Use of Force by States; Self-Defence; the UN Collective Security Framework; Counter-Terrorism.
Sahar Maranlou
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Socio -Legal Studies; Access to Justice; Public Legal Culture; Gender and Law; Islamic Law; Legal Empowerment; Iranian Law and Legal System;
Alastair McAuley
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics
Lorna McGregor
Professor, School of Law - Human Rights Centre
Sabine Michalowski
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: Medical Law; Business and human rights; Transitional Justice; Health Care Law and Human Rights
Daragh Murray
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Armed Groups; Law of Armed Conflict; International Human Rights Law; Freedom of Expression; Public International Law; Counter-Terrorism; Surveillance; Big Data/AI & Human Rights
Charilaos Nikolaidis
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Human Rights law; Equality law; Judicial Reasoning; Law and Politics; European Union law
Birsha Ohdedar
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Human Rights and the Environment; International and domestic law and policy concerning the environment; Law and Natural Resources; Climate Change Law
David O'Mahony
Deputy Dean (Postgrad. Research Education)(Humanities) & Professor (R), School of Law
Research interests: Restorative justice.; Criminal justice.; Transitional justice.; Youth crime and justice.; Youth Crime and Justice; Criminology
Patricia Palacios Zuloaga
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: International Human Rights Law; Inter-American Human Rights Law; Women's Rights; Transitional Justice; International Adjudication in Human Rights; Discrimination; International Criminal Law
Elizabeth Palmer
Emeritus Professor, School of Law
Research interests: Socio-economic Rights; Judicial Review; Adminstrative Law; Constitutional Law; Access to Justice
Steven Peers
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: European Union Law constitutional and administrative law, including human rights justice and home affairs law external relations law employment law internal market law, particularly the free movement of EU citizens; International Human Rights Law; Public International Trade Law; Data Protection Law
Clotilde Pegorier
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: International Criminal Law; International Humanitarian Law; Human Rights Law; Refugee Law; Law and Literature; Transitional justice
Colin Samson
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Indigenous Peoples; Human Rights; Ethnic Studies; Colonialism; American Studies; Environmental Issues; Arts and Literature
Clara Sandoval-Villalba
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: Public International Law; International Human Rights Law; Transitional Justice; Legal Theory; Constitutional Law; Business and Human Rights; Reparations
Ahmed Shaheed
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Maurice Sunkin
Professor, School of Law
Tuba Turan
Lecturer, School of Law
Stephen Turner
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Tara Van Ho
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Business and human rights; International investment law and human rights; Economic, social and cultural rights; Transitional justice; International human rights law; Business and human rights in armed conflict
Nikos Vogiatzis
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Lars Waldorf
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: Transitional justice; Peacebuilding; Legal empowerment; Right to information; Human rights and the arts; International human rights law; International criminal law; Disability rights; Responsibility to protect
Gus Waschefort
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Law of Armed Conflict/International Humanitarian Law; Law and Armed Conflict in Africa; The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict
Meagan Wong
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: International Criminal Law; The Law on the Use of Force; International Law of the Sea; International Environmental Law; Law of Treaties
Lorna Woods
Professor, School of Law
Research interests: Media regulation; Internet Law
Jane Wright
Emeritus Professor, School of Law
Anil Yilmaz Vastardis
Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Business and human rights; International Investment Law; Settlement of international commercial disputes; Corporate law; Investment and human rights

Department of Government

Paul Bou-Habib
Professor Paul Bou-Habib
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: contemporary theories of distributive justice; the just distribution of resources between age groups; the role of the concept of dignity in normative political theory
James Christensen
Dr James Christensen
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: the field of analytical political theory; debates about global justice; most recent work addresses normative questions regarding international trade.
Michael Freeman
Professor Michael Freeman
Emeritus Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Theory and Practice of Human Rights, especially world poverty and human rights, cultural relativism.
Anam Kuraishi
Anam Kuraishi
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Government
GTA (Blended Learning), Human Resources - Organisational Development
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Research interests: Public opinion and electoral behavior in South Asia; Post-truth, discourse and rhetoric ; Democracy and democratization
Natasha Lindstaedt
Professor Natasha Lindstaedt
Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences) and Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Authoritarian Regimes; International Development; Third World Politics
Vicky Randall
Professor Vicky Randall
Emeritus Professor, Department of Government

Department of Economics

Sonia Bhalotra
Professor Sonia Bhalotra
Professor, Department of Economics
Friederike Mengel
Professor Friederike Mengel
Professor, Department of Economics
Research interests: (Evolutionary) Game Theory; Learning and Categorization; Models of (Bounded) Rationality; Social Networks; Behavioural and Experimental Economics; Family and health economics

Department of History

Matthew Grant
Dr Matthew Grant
Reader, Department of History
Research interests: British history since 1939; impact of war and conflict on the home front; The cold war and nuclear conflict; Citizenship in Britain
Sean Kelley
Dr Sean Kelley
Senior Lecturer, Department of History
Research interests: New World slavery; The transatlantic slave trade; Africans in the Americas; Transnational mercantile networks and connections; Maritime history; Testimony, autobiography, and narrative in African and Atlantic history; Global and transnational approaches to history
Rainer Schulze
Professor Rainer Schulze
Emeritus Professor, Department of History
Research interests: the history of Bergen-Belsen; questions of German collective memory and identity in the twentieth century; the Second World War and forced migration in Europe; continuity and discontinuity in twentieth-century German history; questions of regionalism, regional development and the construction of regional and national identities (esp. in rural regions); the history of the Roma and Sinti in twentieth-century Europe; the history of antiziganism in the post-Second World War period; Holocaust; Genocides; Forced Migrations in the twentieth century; Roma in twentieth-century Europe; Individual Memories, Group Memories, and Collective Memory in post-Second World War Germany; Continuity and change in twentieth-century German history; Germany and her neighbours in the twentieth century
Xun Zhou
Dr Xun Zhou
Reader, Department of History
Research interests: History of Jewish People in Asia; Social History of Drugs; Material Culture. Visual Culture, and Everyday life in Modern China (1870-1950); Social History of Modern China; History of Public Health and Medicine in 20th century China; Food and Foodways; History of Diseases, Environmental History; Medicine and Religion in East Asia, 20th Century

Department of Language and Linguistics

Enam Al-Wer
Professor Enam Al-Wer
Professor, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Variation and change (with special interest in Modern Arabic Dialects); Dialect/language contact; Dialectology and dialect geography; Formation of New Dialects; Gender differentiation in language; Language maintenance/shift; Multilingualism and code-switching
Peter Patrick
Professor Peter Patrick
Professor, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Language Variation & Change; Language and Human Rights; Language Testing of Asylum Seekers; African (American) Diaspora Languages; Pidgin & Creole Linguistics, (esp on Caribbean English-related creoles); Language/Dialect Maintenance, Shift & Death; Sound Change in Sociolinguistic Context
Monika Schmid
Professor Monika Schmid
Head of Department - Professor (R), Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: First language attrition; Bilingual development; Cognitive impacts of bilingualism; Research methods in bilingual development; Psycho- and neurolinguistics; Factors in bilingual development
Teresa Torres
Teresa Torres
Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Hispanic Cinema; Language and culture

Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Sanja Bahun
Professor Sanja Bahun
Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education and Professor (R), Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: comparative literature; psychoanalysis; womens and gender studies; the arts and transitional justice
Shohini Chaudhuri
Professor Shohini Chaudhuri
Professor, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: notions of world cinema, intercultural and transnational cinema; film and human rights; gender and feminist theory; film theory and affect
Fatima El Issawi
Dr Fatima El Issawi
Reader, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Media and Democratization; Arab Media; Journalistic Practices and Models; Media Systems; Media in Transitions; Media Policy
Maria Fasli
Professor Maria Fasli
Executive Dean (Science and Health) - Professor (R), School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Multi-agent systems and autonomous adaptive systems; Data exploration analysing and modelling complex data Big data analysis and modelling of structured and unstructured data; Machine learning modelling opponents learning behaviours from data; Reasoning and analytics over multiple streams of data Internet of Things (IoT) reasoning and analytics; Individual and collective user profiles profile adaptation contextualised profiles; Recommender systems collaborative filtering reputation systems; complex systems modelling dynamics of financial systems and markets; Market mechanisms negotiation protocols strategic interaction supply chain management; Semantic matching resource search cloud computing resource allocation; Trust in agent societies trust mechanisms trust in decision making; Formal theories of agents and multi-agent systems BDI agents; Cognitive agents knowledge and belief self-reference; Software engineering methodologies for agents and multi-agent systems; Social dynamics regulation of agent societies roles and power institutions; Self-organisation team formation; Serious games for education and learning collaborative learning
Tim Fenton
Tim Fenton
Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Parliamentary reporting, the media and democracy
Maria Cristina Fumagalli
Professor Maria Cristina Fumagalli
Professor, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Caribbean literatures, art and cinema; literature and place; border studies (especially concerning the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic); literature and the environment; migration and literature; human rights and literature; literature and the visual arts; contemporary poetry; literary and filmic rewritings, adaptations, translation and comparative studies; contemporary Caribbean and US relations (especially regarding the Dominican and Haitian Diasporas); the work of Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, Junot Diaz, and Edwidge Danticat; postcolonial studies; women writing; Italian cinema and literature
Elizabeth Kuti
Professor Elizabeth Kuti
Head of Department - Professor (R), Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: playwriting; eighteenth-century drama and literature
Annecy Lax
Annecy Lax
Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research Training) and Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Jonathan Lichtenstein
Professor Jonathan Lichtenstein
Professor, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

School of Philosophy and Art History

Lisa Blackmore
Dr Lisa Blackmore
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Modernity in Latin America; Visual culture; Space and politics; Memory politics; Human-nature relations; Water, hydraulics, liquid ecologies in the arts; Environmental aesthetics; Photography; Digital culture; Contemporary visual production in Latin America
Matthew Burch
Dr Matthew Burch
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Matt works on issues at the intersection of phenomenology; action theory; and research in the cognitive and social sciences.
Lorna Finlayson
Dr Lorna Finlayson
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Fabian Freyenhagen
Professor Fabian Freyenhagen
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Theory, history and practice of autonomy; Frankfurt School (especially Adorno); Ethics (particularly Kants and Kantian ethics); Political Philosophy
Steven Gormley
Dr Steven Gormley
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Deconstruction; Critical Theory; Democratic Theory; Political Philosophy
Gavin Grindon
Dr Gavin Grindon
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: modern and contemporary art history; art and politics; activist-art; institutional critique and its futures; visual and material cultures of social movements and of social control; aesthetics and affect in social movements; curatorial studies; intersections of curating, critique and political organising
Timo Jütten
Professor Timo Jütten
Head of School - Professor (R), School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Critical Social Theory (Adorno, Habermas, Honneth); Feminism (especially sexual objectification, prostitution, pornography); Philosophical foundations of human rights (the relationship between human dignity and human rights, mental capacity and human rights, human rights and Big Data); The moral status of Capitalism and Markets
Wayne Martin
Professor Wayne Martin
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Philosophy of Psychiatry; Phenomenology (esp Hume, Husserl, Heidegger, Th Lipps, L&oslashgstrup); Kant and post-Kantian idealism (esp Fichte); The history and philosophy of logic; Philosophy and painting; Self-Consciousness; Autonomy and the Regulation of Care; Political Philosophy; Will, Agency and Contract
Joerg Schaub
Dr Joerg Schaub
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Social and Political Philosophy (focus on contemporary theories and 19th century German authors); Frankfurt School and Contemporary Critical Theory; Aesthetics and Politics

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Renos Papadopoulos
Professor Renos Papadopoulos
Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Involuntary dislocation (forced migration), trauma and refugees; Working with survivors of violence (torture) and disasters; Psychosocial humanitarian interventions; Psychosocial perspectives on Human Rights; The interface between Analytical Psychology and systems, family therapy, and culture; Epistemology of therapeutic endeavours; Academic and professional interface with Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

School of Health and Social Care

Caroline Bald
Caroline Bald
Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care
Peter Beresford
Professor Peter Beresford
Professor, School of Health and Social Care
Paul Buka
Paul Buka
Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care
Research interests: Healthcare-related Legal and Ethical Issues; Older People
Simone Coetzee
Dr Simone Coetzee
Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care
Research interests: Participatory action research and critical ethnography; Organisational case study &ndash sustainable health and social care; Third sector health and social care involvement; Social enterprises; People with learning disabilities; Occupational science; Food growing as a tool for community development and individual wellbeing; Permaculture as a working approach to promote occupational, social and environmental justice; The Occupational Experience of People with Different Abilities in a Horticultural Social Enterprise
Vasilios Ioakimidis
Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis
Professor, School of Health and Social Care

School of Life Sciences

Nelson Fernandez
Professor Nelson Fernandez
Professor, School of Life Sciences

Department of Sociology

Andrew Canessa
Professor Andrew Canessa
Head of Department - Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Indigenous studies; Latin America, especially the Andes; Gender and sexualities; Ethnic and racial identities; Bolivia, especially indigenous peoples; Gibraltar
Eamonn Carrabine
Professor Eamonn Carrabine
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Crime and the Media; Cultural and Social Geography; Popular Music and Sociological Thinking; Punishment and Human Rights; Sociology of Imprisonment; Visual Sociology; Youth Culture
Pamela Cox
Professor Pamela Cox
SeNSS Director and Professor (R), Department of Sociology
Research interests: modern social and cultural history; social policy, social justice and criminal justice; gender relations; youth justice, child rights, family law
Neli Demireva
Dr Neli Demireva
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: social cohesion; multiculturalism and civic integration; crime and neighbourhood effects; job search and labour market inclusion
Anna Di Ronco
Dr Anna Di Ronco
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Regulation and social control of uncivil behaviour; Criminalisation of sex work; Urban policing; Criminalisation of environmental protest; Non-science-based medical practices and their social harm;
Diane Elson
Professor Diane Elson
Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology
Peter Fussey
Professor Peter Fussey
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Surveillance and society; Digital Sociology; Security and the city; Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Urban sociology; Resilience and climate change; Informal and criminal economies; Human trafficking
Carlos Gigoux Gramegna
Dr Carlos Gigoux Gramegna
Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Human Rights; Indigenous Peoples; Sustainable Development; Social Movements; Refugees
Linsey McGoey
Professor Linsey McGoey
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Social theories of knowledge and ignorance; Economic sociology; Global health governance; Human rights-based approaches to health and development
Lydia Morris
Professor Lydia Morris
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of Rights; Cosmopolitanism; Citizenship; Human Rights; Trans-national migration; Asylum; Welfare
Roisin Ryan-Flood
Dr Roisin Ryan-Flood
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Gender, sexuality and citizenship, with particular reference to kinship, assisted reproduction and migration; feminist epistemology; research methodology
Nigel South
Professor Nigel South
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: environmental crime; green criminology and human rights; illegal and legal drug use and markets; crime, inequalities and citizenship; theoretical and comparative criminology; public health and community services
Yasemin Soysal
Professor Yasemin Soysal
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Citizenship and Nation-state; National and Transnational; Transnationalization of Higher Education; International Migrations; Human Rights; Regional Integration (Europe and East Asia)
Jackie Turton
Professor Jackie Turton
Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Child Protection; Childrens Rights; Children and Young People as Victims and Offenders; Professional Responses to Crime; Women as Offenders/Victims
James Allen-Robertson
Dr James Allen-Robertson
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Algorithmic Power; Web Scraping; Text Mining; Digital Cultures; Software Studies; Hacker Subcultures; The Dark Web; Science and Technology Studies; Computational Social Science

Albert Sloman Library

Caroline Checkley
Caroline Checkley
Digital Systems and Services Librarian, Library
Ask me about: Library systems and technology; Library search and discovery tools; Digital library and e-resources; Library IT provision and software
Ai Gooch
Ai Gooch
Academic Liaison Librarian (Business & Law), Library

Research and Enterprise

Ville Karhusaari
Ville Karhusaari
Knowledge Exchange Manager, Research and Enterprise Office
Ask me about: Knowledge exchange - consultancy, contract research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships; Engaging with business, public sector and not-for-profit organisations; Executive education, CPD & short courses
Kai Yin Low
Kai Yin Low
Research Development Manager, Research and Enterprise Office