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Helen O'Nions

Associate Professor, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Helen has been a member of Nottingham Law School since 2007. She is the former editor of the peer-reviewed, Nottingham Law Journal and a founding member of the research group, the Centre for Rights and Justice. In 2013 she was awarded fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Helen's teaching interests reflect her research and centre on human rights, immigration and refugee protection. She is the director of doctoral programmes in Nottingham Law school and has been awarded the NTU SU law tutor of the year (2021) and outstanding research supervisor (2020) awards.

Helen's research interests centre on two particular aspects relating to international human rights; namely the right to seek asylum which led to her monograph 'Asylym: A Right Denied' 2014 Routledge, and the specific difficulties faced by the Roma in accessing rights protection. The latter was the subject of her PhD at the University of Leicester (which she completed in 2000) and led to her monograph 'Minority Rights protection in International Law: the Roma of Europe' 2007 Ashgate .


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University