I joined Swansea University in 2006 having previously worked on policy and advocacy in the non-government sector, and in legal practice.
My research is on human rights, focusing on economic and social rights, children’s rights and the rights of older persons. I am interested in the impact and implementation of human rights, in particular in systems of political devolution and multi-level governance. I am an experienced Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on empirical research projects and have been invited to present my research at conferences in the UK and internationally. I have acted as an expert witness to the National Assembly for Wales, and have worked in collaboration with the Wales Monitoring Group on the UNCRC and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales on children’s rights issues.
Since 2012 I have been a co-coordinator of the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People and I am currently a member of the Welsh Government’s Children’s Rights Advisory Group.
I am currently assisting the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to promote Welsh legislation to give better effect to the human rights of older persons in Wales.
In REF 2014 I was co-author of an impact case study: ‘Shaping new law on human rights of children and young people in Wales’.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.