Academic staff

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
Carla Ferstman
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Research interests: Public International Law; Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law
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
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
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
Karen Hulme
Head of School - Professor (R), School of Law
Research interests: Laws of armed conflict; Environmental law; Human rights and the environment
Vasilios Ioakimidis
Professor, School of Health and Social Care
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; Technology, Work and Law
Natasha Lindstaedt
Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences) and Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Authoritarian Regimes; International Development; Third World Politics
Tracey Loughran
Professor, Department of History
Research interests: Gender, health and medicine; Psychology and psychoanalysis; Mass culture; War and trauma
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
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.
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
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

Fellows

Conor Foley

Fellow

Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub, University of Essex

Conor has worked for a variety of organizations including UN DPKO, UNHCR, UN-Habitat and Amnesty International, in over twenty conflict and post-conflict zones.

Professor Charles Garraway

Fellow

Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub, University of Essex

Liz Griffin

Fellow

Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub, University of Essex

Professor Liz Griffin is an academic and practitioner with a specialization in the theory and practice of human rights. Liz is Honorary Professor, University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights.