Dr Clark studied Law and French at the University of Bristol. After graduating with First Class Honours, she went on to study for a Masters degree in International Studies at the University of Leeds. It was during this period that she began to develop a strong interest in the former Yugoslavia, and her PhD (at the University of Nottingham) focused on the regime and trial of the former Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosević. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr Clark spent three years in the International Politics department at Aberystwyth University, first as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council) and subsequently as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. During her time at Aberystwyth, she published her first book, Serbia in the Shadow of Milosević: The Legacy of Conflict in the Balkans . Before joining Birmingham Law School in October 2014, Dr Clark held Lecturer positions in the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit at the University of York (2009-2010), the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University in Belfast (2010-2011) and in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield (2011-2014).