Evelyn Ellis began work at the University of Birmingham in 1972. She was Professor of Public Law between 1996 and 2008 and is now an Emeritus Professor at Birmingham Law School. Her main research interests lie in the field of anti-discrimination law, in particular the EU aspects. She has written a number of books which include: Sex Discrimination Law (Gower, 1988), European Community Sex Equality Law (Oxford University Press, second ed. 1998), Public Law of the European Community: Text, Materials and Commentary (with T Tridimas, Sweet & Maxwell, 1995), and EU Anti-Discrimination Law (OUP, 2005) She edited and contributed to The Principle of Proportionality in the Laws of Europe (Hart, 1999) and also edited and contributed to Equality into Reality: Action for Diversity and Non-Discrimination in Iceland (University of Iceland, 2012), She is currently preparing a second edition (for publication in 2012) of EU Anti-Discrimination Law, in collaboration with Professor Philippa Watson. She continues to be a regular visitor to the School.