Dr. Alice Storey is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights at Birmingham City University, where she also leads the UPR Project at BCU. Her research focuses on the UN's Universal Periodic Review mechanism and international human rights, predominantly from the perspective of women's rights and the abolition of capital punishment.
Through the UPR Project, which was shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award in 2021, Alice has engaged directly with the UPR mechanism through submitting stakeholder reports to selected countries’ UPRs on different human rights issues. She also takes part in the UPR Pre-sessions, which involves direct engagement with UN government delegations from across the globe and other civil society organisations. Recently, after being invited as a panellist to Namibia's UPR Pre-session, Alice was invited to consult with the Namibian government on their HIV healthcare strategies.