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      Research Interests

      Professor Thérèse Murphy's work focuses on human rights law and practice.

      She is particularly interested in questions concerning health and human rights, including both the human right to science and new health technologies and human rights. She is also interested in human rights method. Additionally, together with Professor Noel Whitty from the University of Nottingham, she writes about criminology and human rights, with a particular focus on prisoners' rights.

      Achievements and Distinctions

      Thérèse's books include Civil Liberties Law: The Human Rights Act Era, written with Noel Whitty and Stephen Livingstone; New Technologies and Human Rights; and European Law and New Health Technologies, which she edited with Dr Mark Flear, Professor Anne-Maree Farrell and Professor Tamara Hervey. Her book, Health and Human Rights, which was published by Hart in the summer of 2013, marked 10 years of the series 'Human Rights Law in Perspective'. Her most recent book is The United Nations Special Procedures System, which she edited with Professors Aoife Nolan and Rosa Freedman.

      Thérèse has written reports for national and international bodies, including UNAIDS, the Department of Health and the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency. She is a longstanding member of the editorial board of the Human Rights Law Review, and for many years she acted as an advisor to the British Council.

      Awards for her work have come from a range of sources. She has been a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, a Holding Redlich Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Monash University, and both a Jean Monnet Fellow and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Italy. Her work has also won awards from two of the UK's Research Councils and from the Canadian High Commission.


      Thérèse holds a university prize for teaching, the Lord Dearing Award for Teaching & Learning. 

      She has wide-ranging expertise in the successful design and delivery of law modules. For over a decade, she led a compulsory course for 250+ first year law students, which she helped to design and update. On the postgraduate side, she led the team that introduced Gender, Sexuality & Human Rights, the first such option on a Taught Masters programme in the UK. She has also been a pioneer in the provision of popular skills programmes for law students at all levels. 


      Thérèse studied law at University College Dublin and Cambridge University, and became a member of King's Inns, Dublin where she was admitted to the Bar.

      She joined Queen's in 2015; prior to this she was a professor at the University of Nottingham. 

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      Frequent Journals

      • British Journal of Criminology

        ISSNs: 0007-0955

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-3529

        Oxford University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.34 SNIP 1.622


      • Feminist Legal Studies

        ISSNs: 0966-3622

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1572-8455

        Kluwer Law International

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.415 SNIP 0.788


      • Social and Legal Studies

        ISSNs: 0964-6639

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1461-7390

        SAGE Publications Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.636 SNIP 1.199


      • Human Rights Law Review

        ISSNs: 1461-7781

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1744-1021

        Oxford University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.726 SNIP 1.477


      • Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly

        ISSNs: 0029-3105, 0029-3105


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