I joined Swansea University in 2006. My research focuses on international human rights, focusing on social rights, and the rights of minority groups, and those facing discrimination and disadvantage in society. I am especially interested in how human rights are realised and given effect, 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.
My teaching is on human rights and social justice (LLB) and children’s human rights (LLB); and human rights implementation (LLM). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.