Assistant Professor in Law, Durham University

II hold BCL LLM and PhD degrees from UCD School of Law. My PhD, awarded in 2014, explores the impact that permanent states of emergencies can have on the constitutional order of a state and what controls are necessary on the decision to declare a state of emergency. I am currently in the process of converting my thesis into a monograph to be published by Hart Publishing, Oxford.

My current research builds upon some of the themes explored in my PhD, examining economic states of emergency and counter-terrorism. I am particularly interested in the idea of permanent emergencies and how law can confront or accommodate these ‘new’ realities.

I am also interested in human rights and constitutionalism more generally with an emphasis on the European Convention on Human Rights.

I joined Durham Law School in 2013 where I teach subjects such as public law and human rights.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, Durham University


  • 2014 
    University College Dublin., PhD
  • 2009 
    University College Dublin, LL.M
  • 2008 
    University College Dublin, BCL