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Professor of Law, Durham University

Clare McGlynn is an expert on laws relating to sexual violence, restorative justice, pornography and image-based sexual abuse. She works closely with governments, policy-makers, campaigners and the voluntary sector to improve society’s laws and policies relating to violence against women. Her work is regularly cited in Parliament, the national media and she has given presentations on to policy-makers across the world, as well as working with social media and internet organisations such as Facebook, TikTok and Google to improve their policies.

She has undertaken a range of externally funded research projects including interviews and workshops with survivors of sexual violence and image-based sexual abuse. She is the co-author of 'Cyberflashing: recognising harms, reforming laws' (2021) and 'Image-Based Sexual Abuse: a study on the causes and consequences of non-consensual imagery' (2021). She is also co-editor of Rethinking Rape Law: international and comparative perspectives (2010) and Feminist Judgments: from theory to practice (2010) and author of Families and the European Union: law, politics and pluralism (2006) and The Woman Lawyer: making the difference (1998).


  • 1999–present
    Professor of Law, University of Durham


QC (Hon)