Adrienne has been a Lecturer at The City Law School under the Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL) since August 2017. At City, Adrienne teaches on the LLB Programme in European Law and Land Law. She is the PGR Methodology Training Programme co-ordinator, and the ISEL Research Seminar co-ordinator.
Adrienne completed an LLB (Hons) at Durham University with First Class Honours and an LLM in European Union Law at King's College London with Distinction before starting her PhD at King's, which was awarded in 2016.
Prior to joining City, Adrienne was Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire, where she was also the Undergraduate Cohort Tutor (personal tutor) for all Year 3 students. She has also taught EU Law as a visiting lecturer at King's College London on their LLB Programme as well as with the King's Summer School.
Adrienne's research interests are in European human rights and EU citizenship, and her work currently focuses on considering the effect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on human rights protection of EU citizens. She has already published on this, and is now looking specifically at the effect of Brexit on the right to private and family life for EU citizens in the UK who will not have accrued 5 years needed for permanent residency before withdrawal. To this effect, she has been quoted by the Financial Times and The Economist and has appeared on the radio to speak about Brexit.
Adrienne's thesis, entitled 'The Rise and Decline of Fundamental Rights Protection in European Union Citizenship Case Law' critically examined the development of Union citizenship rights in the European Union and its relationship with fundamental rights protection in the Court of Justice of the EU, with a particular focus on the effect of Euroscepticism on its decisions in these areas. A monograph of her PhD thesis is currently under contract for publication with Hart Publishing.