Assistant Professor and Head of Forced Migration Unit, Human Rights Law Cente, University of Nottingham

My expertise is in international law, more specifically international human rights law and the international protection of refugees. I also research in the area of business and human rights, in particular in emergency contexts (including in the European refugee 'crisis').

Before joining academia, I worked with various international NGOs and as a human rights field officer in Afghanistan for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor and Head of Forced Migration Unit, Human Rights Law Cente, University of Nottingham
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer, Keele University, School of Law

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Nottingham, PhD Law
  • 2005 
    University of Nottingham, LLM Human Rights Law

Publications

  • 2017
    (with La Chimia) 'A Lesser Evil? The European Agenda on Migration and the Use of Aid Funding for Migration Control' , Irish Yearbook of International Law
  • 2017
    (Chapter) 'Away from the Spotlight: Foreign Investment in the Afghan Extractive Sector and the State's Duty to Protect the Right to Water', C TAN and J FAUNDEZ, eds., Natural Resources and Sustainable Development: International Economic Law Perspectives Edward Elgar
  • 2017
    (chapter) 'Business and Human Rights in the United Nations Special Procedures System', A NOLAN, R FREEDMAN and T MURPHY, eds., The United Nations Special Procedures System
  • 2016
    Refining the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework for Business and Human Rights and its Guiding Principles, Human Rights Law Review
  • 2013
    (chapter, with O'Flaherty) 'International Human Rights in Field Operations: A Fast Developing Tool', S SHEERAN and N RODLEY, eds., Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law
  • 2012
    On the Meanings of International Investment Law and International Human Rights Law: The Alternative Narrative of Due Diligence, Human Rights Law Review

Professional Memberships

  • Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)