Amelie Godfrey

Assistant Lecturer
Essex Law School
Postgraduate Research Student
Essex Law School - Human Rights Centre
 Amelie Godfrey


Ask me about
  • Zambrano; derivative rights of residence; EU citizenship; CJEU; UK-EU relations pre- and post-Brexit


Amélie is a PhD candidate with the Human Rights Centre. Her research focuses on the history and protection of derivative rights in the UK and how CJEU and EU case-law has impacted the development of that protection. Prior to starting her PhD, Amélie received her Bachelor's degrees in History and International Studies and her Master's degree in International Politics the United States, at the University of California, Irvine and New York University respectively. She has also worked in the human rights and legal fields, and has experience with legal-based charities and the impact of research on litigation and vice versa.


  • Master of Arts New York University (2018)

  • Bachelor of Arts University of California, Irvine (2016)

  • Bachelor of Science University of California, Irvine (2016)

Research and professional activities


The ascendance and descendance of EU citizenship rights: the history and protection of derivative rights in the UK

Supervisor: Theodore Konstadinides



Colchester Campus