Our world-leading academics are making their expertise widely available to key stakeholders and society at large to help understand the crisis and promote social justice, inclusivity and resilience in its resolution.
Dr Katie Bales
Katie Bales is a Lecturer in Law whose research focuses on labour law, welfare, and irregular migration. Specifically, Katie has researched into the legal implications of immigration raids in the workplace, the shortcomings of the Taylor Review, and unfree forms of state enforced labour, including that of prison labour, workfare, community payback and immigration detention.
Professor Alan Bogg
Alan Bogg is Professor of Labour Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Law at Work. His current research projects are examining freedom of association; common law fundamental rights; the role of criminalisation in work relations; and the future of the social democratic constitution.
Professor John Coggon
John Coggon is Professor of Law and a member of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society. His work contributes to debates on questions of social ethics and justice at the levels of both individual and population health. In the context of legal and societal responses to COVID-19, he is focused in particular on the effect and legitimacy of health laws and policies, including through collaborative work with colleagues in public health.
Dr Jennifer Collins
Jennifer Collins is a Senior Lecturer in Law. Her research focuses on the areas of criminal law and criminal justice and adopts a doctrinal and theoretical approach to contemporary criminal law problems. In the context of Coronavirus, Dr Collins has been particularly interested in identifying and exploring the challenges of fraud during a pandemic.
Dr Manoj Dias-Abey
Dr Manoj Dias-Abey’s research examines labour and legal issues in a global, interconnected economy. In the context of Covid-19, he has been looking into the implications of the pandemic and consequent economic fallout on migrant workers and those engaged in global value chains.
Sir Malcolm Evans
Professor Sir Malcolm Evans is Chair of the UN Subcommittee for Prevention of Torture. He has coordinated the production and issuance of its 'Advice' to national authorities on responding to the threats posed by the coronavirus in places of detention, and inspectorates on monitoring practice and procedure in the light of this. He is an expert on international monitoring of detention facilities and the prevention of torture and ill-treatment within them.
Dr Clair Gammage
Clair's research in international economic law focuses on the intersections between international trade and issue linkages, such as human rights, labour standards, sustainable development and gender. As part of the IEL Collective, Clair has been exploring the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on global food security.
Professor Catherine Kelly
Catherine Kelly, Reader in Law, has written extensively on the interaction of medical practitioners and parliament in the nineteenth century, particularly in relation to epidemic disease and the quarantine debates of the 1820s. She has also carried out research on the existence and operation of prizes and rewards in the nineteenth century, and their relationship with the patent system.
Professor Judy Laing
Judy's main research and teaching interests are in mental health law, policy and human rights. She has also written on the intersection between mental health and criminal law/justice. As a member of the Care Quality Commission's External Mental Health Act Advisory Group, Judy provides ongoing advice to the CQC during the Covid crisis. Judy is also providing advice on the ethical implications of Covid to a local mental health health trust.
Professor Morag McDermont
Morag's research aims to brings a socio-legal perspective to her previous practical experience working in social housing in both local government and the voluntary sector. She has spent many years exploring why regulatory systems need to develop new ways of seeing and knowing to allow social justice to become central to regulatory decision-making. Most recently, Morag has been involved in a number of projects to determine the impact COVID-19 is having on Bristol communities and community hubs.
Dr Sheelagh McGuinness
Sheelagh has wide-ranging interests in health law and policy, particularly the regulation of reproduction and reproductive justice. In response to COVID-19 she has written about the impact of the epidemic on the implementation of the newly established Northern Ireland Abortion Regulations which came into force in March 2020.
Professor Gavin Phillipson
Gavin Phillipson's research interests lie in the fields of public law, particularly areas of European and UK human rights law, and the interface of those fields with public law and constitutional and political theory. In response to COVID-19 has has been looking at the increasing importance of binding constitutional conventions that are not enforceable by law but that govern the behaviour of constitutional actors in the UK.
Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells
Albert Sanchez-Graells, Professor of Economic Law, specialises in competition and public procurement in the delivery of public services, especially healthcare. In the context of COVID-19, Albert is researching the impact of the rules for extremely urgent procurement, pan-European procurement arrangements and the challenges of procuring during the subsequent economic crisis.
Professor Charlotte Villiers
Charlotte Villiers is Professor of Company Law. She is interested in all aspects of corporate governance from a critical perspective, specifically the regulation of executive pay with examination of its relationship to social and economic inequality; boardroom diversity and gender quotas with emphasis on examining the theoretical arguments in this debate; corporate governance and environmental sustainability.
Kathryn is a Teaching Associate in Law and a final year PhD candidate in the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Her area of research is on human rights and state responsibility with a focus on refugees and migrants. In the face of the Covid19 crises Kathryn is exploring the impact the Global Compacts, as well as the international legal rights framework, can have on preserving the rights of refugees and migrants in the face of a global emergency.
Robert Craig is currently pursuing a PhD considering the role of the Royal Prerogative in the modern UK constitution and teaches UK Constitutional Law. Robert focuses on Public Law with an emphasis on constitutional law and legal philosophy. He has had articles published in the Modern Law Review and Public Law and has been cited in a Supreme Court decision on a major constitutional law case.
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