Eleanor Drywood's current research focuses on the application of a children's rights perspective to sports law. She is currently developing a project on free movement and immigration of young footballers in the context of professional football. Her previous research was on asylum and immigration law, particularly its regulation at EU level, with an emphasis upon the position of children. During this time, she acted as an expert on research for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and published in leading international journals on EU law and children's rights. Eleanor has wider research interests in relation to EU social law and fundamental rights, refugee law and feminist legal theory.
Eleanor Drywood has been a Lecturer at the Liverpool Law School since September 2008, and a Senior Lecturer since October 2013. She is a graduate of the Univerisité de Bordeaux-Montesquieu IV in France and the University of Liverpool, gaining her PhD from the latter in 2010.