Find a research supervisor in law and society

Staff in the Birmingham Law School who supervise PhD/MPhil/MJur by Research in the area of law and society (including disability law, law and religion, gender and sexuality).

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor of Law and Political Economy

Kate is an interdisciplinary scholar, with a background in law and political economy, development, and gender/sexuality studies. She joined Birmingham Law School in 2018. 

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Associate Professor

Charlotte joined Birmingham Law School in 2017, after having held a position as a Lecturer at the University of Essex. She previously completed her doctoral research at Birmingham, and teaches and researches in the area of family law.

Dr Meghan Campbell

Dr Meghan Campbell

Reader in International Human Rights Law

Meghan Campbell is Reader in International Human Rights Law at the University of Birmingham. Her research explores how the international human rights system can best respond to gender inequality and poverty. Her monograph Women, Poverty, Equality(Hart Publishing, 2018) explores how the concept of equality in the UN Convention on the Discrimination on the Elimination of All Forms of ...

Professor Janine Natalya Clark

Professor of Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

Janine Natalya Clark joined Birmingham Law School in October 2014. She was promoted to Reader in 2016 and promoted to Professor in 2018. Her research interests include transitional justice, armed conflict, resilience, social-ecological systems, posthumanism, new materialism and disability.

Janine has four research monographs and one co-edited book. Her most recent book – Resilience, ...

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Director of Research, College of Arts and Law
Barber Professor of Jurisprudence

Fiona de Londas is Director of Research for the College of Arts and Law and Professor of Global Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Her research concerns constitutionalism, human rights, and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, inquiring into how (if at all) rights shape the making of law and policy in complex ...

Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers

Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers

Professor of International Legal Studies
Associate Dean of Birmingham Law School

Rilka Dragneva-Lewers is Professor of International Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. She works on regional integration, EU external policy, legal reform and international diffusion of norms with a special reference to Eastern Europe. Her recent publications focus on Eurasian economic integration and its overlaps with EU initiatives in the post-Soviet region. Rilka’s work has strong ...

Professor Máiréad Enright

Professor Máiréad Enright

Professor of Feminist Legal Studies
Head of Research Impact

Máiréad Enright’s research is in feminist legal studies and critical legal theory, with a particular focus on law and religion. She has written on issues including reproductive justice, law reform and grassroots organising, illegality in social movements, responses to historical injustice and obstetric violence.  She often works with and advises groups campaigning around ...

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Associate Professor in Law

Samantha joined Birmingham Law School as a lecturer in September 2017. Prior to this, she was here as an ESRC funded PhD student. During this time, she contributed to teaching on various LLB degrees at the Law School and held a position as a Teaching Fellow from 2016-17.

Her current research centres on the treatment of the vulnerable in Crown Court trials, specifically at the point at which they ...

Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Associate Professor
Head of Planning and Strategy

Damian is an Associate Professor in Law, specialising in International Law and Human Rights. His primary interest is in the use of different theoretical and methodological tools to explore the protection of human rights under international law. His research on the European Court of Human Rights and on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals, such ...

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor of Law and Society
Head of Research Funding

  • Mental Capacity and Disability Law, especially research involving questions of everyday decision-making, dementia, intellectual disability, powers of attorney, advance directives and end of life decision making.
  • Gender, Sexuality and Law, particularly issues to do with care, family law, discrimination, equality and human rights.

Dr Argyro Karanasiou

Dr Argyro Karanasiou

Assistant Professor in Law and Innovation

Dr Argyro Karanasiou joined the School of Law at the University of Birmingham in 2022 as a Lecturer in Law & Innovation (College of Arts & Law), and further awarded Associate status at the School of Computer Sciences (College of Engineering & Physical Sciences). She is the Director for the MSc in Responsible Data Science, a programme developed in collaboration with Accenture ...

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor of Human Rights Law

Professor Mavronicola joined Birmingham Law School as a Senior Lecturer in September 2016, and has been Professor of Human Rights Law since 2022. She was previously a Lecturer in Law at Queen’s University Belfast (2013-2016). Professor Mavronicola is chiefly interested in the theory and interpretation of human rights. Her research has focused on pursuing dynamic coherence in the ...

Professor Karen McAuliffe

Professor Karen McAuliffe

Professor in Law and Language
Birmingham Fellow

Professor McAuliffe’s principal area of research focuses on the relationship between law, language and translation in the EU legal order.  By clarifying the ways in which language plays a key role in determining judicial outcomes at the EU level, she challenges EU scholarship to look beyond more conventional approaches to the development of a rule of law that draw on law alone.  ...

Dr Kirsty Moreton

Dr Kirsty Moreton

Associate Professor in Law

Dr Moreton’s research tackles questions of social justice by focusing on areas of human interaction within marginalised groups, such as offenders with Anti-Social Personality Disorder, children, pregnant women and people receiving palliative care and at the end-of-life. She adopts a socio-legal approach to research, bringing together doctrinal law and real-world practice through a ...

Dr Daisy Ogembo

Dr Daisy Ogembo

Assistant Professor in Law

Daisy Ogembo is an Assistant Professor of Tax Law at the University of Birmingham. Her scholarship is characterised by interdisciplinary and socio-legal approaches to tax research. Daisy's current project, funded by a British Academy Postdoctoral Grant, explores constitutional law aspects of taxation in select African countries. She has published peer-reviewed articles on informal sector ...

Professor Muireann Quigley

Professor Muireann Quigley

Professor of Law, Medicine, and Technology

Professor Quigley has an interdisciplinary background which crosses medicine, ethics, and law. This is reflected in her research which focuses on the philosophical analysis of law and policy in medicine and the biosciences. Her research focuses on bodies, biomaterials and biotechnologies. She has received funding from a number of bodies for her work, including from the Leverhulme and Wellcome ...

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor of Company Law in Context

Professor Talbot approaches company law and corporate governance from a law in context position, with particular emphasis the corporation as a social, economic, cultural, moral and aesthetic phenomenon, and the dehumanising consequences of an identity which is distinct from the living actors. Her current research is concerned with two distinct areas; one, the ...

Professor Chris Thornhill

Professor of Law

Chris Thornhill is an interdisciplinary researcher with research interests in the sociology of law, comparative constitutional law and legal theory. He has published a number of books on the sociology of constitutions, as well as many works on law and philosophy and law and social theory. He has received funding from the European Research Council (Advanced Grant); the AHRC; the Swedish Research ...

Professor Karen Yeung

Professor Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

Karen Yeung joined Birmingham Law School and the University of Birmingham’s School of Computer Science as Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics in January 2018. Her research has been at the forefront of understanding the challenges associated with the regulation and governance of emerging technologies.  Over the course of more than 25 ...

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