Lindsay is a Professor of Public Law. He researches and teaches in constitutional and administrative law, regulation and executive government.
Lindsay was appointed Professor of Public Law at the University of Sussex in 2015. Before that, he was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Sheffield (2010–15), a Lecturer at the University of Manchester (2010–15) and the University of East Anglia (2002-2007) He was a tutorial fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science 2001–2002 and a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies (Mona) 1999–2001.
Lindsay has held visiting appointments at Australian National University (2005) and the University of Edinburgh, where he was a MacCormick Fellow (2014). He will be a Visiting Fellow at the University of Tasmania, Australia from July–December 2018.
Lindsay studied law at the University of Glasgow before proceeding to postgraduate study at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His doctoral research in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics was awarded the Lady Alma Birk prize for outstanding work in pursuance of a PhD.
Lindsay has researched widely in the fields of public law and regulation, and the history of public law and public administration (see his research page for more information). He won the Society of Legal Scholars Best Paper Prize 2009 for joint work with T T Arvind.
As well as writing on these matters in the UK he has area expertise on the Caribbean.