I joined Sussex Law School in September 2016. Previously I was Reader in EU Law, Deputy Director of Research and Postgraduate Research Programme Leader; Co-Chair of the Law in a Global Context Research Group at Lincoln Law School (UK). I have also held posts as Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in EU law at the University of Manchester and Liverpool (UK).
My main area of research is in EU law and policy. I have researched and written extensively on the relationship between law, constitutionalism and experimental forms of governance, particularly in the fields of employment, gender equality and immigration. More recently, I have been carrying out research in the field of EU asylum law and policy examining legislative developments and the judicial activism of the European Courts with a focus on fundamental human rights. Another area of research looks at the EU's approach to human rights conditionality in its external trade relations with third countries further to the changes introduced by the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon.