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Research Statement

Gordon Anthony is Professor of Public Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, and Director of Internationalisation in the School. Educated at Queen’s and the Academy of European Public Law, he has held visiting positions at institutions in Greece, Holland, France, Portugal, and the United States. His main research interests are in the areas of judicial review, public authority liability, and the relationship between UK law and European law.He has published widely in these areas, and his authored books include: Textbook on Administrative Law (Oxford University Press, 8th ed, 2016, with Peter Leyland); Judicial Review in Northern Ireland (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2nd ed, 2014); and UK Public Law and European Law: The Dynamics of Legal Integration (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2002). He has also been a contributing editor to a number of books that include Values in Global Administrative Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2011, eds with Jean-Bernard Auby, John Morison and Tom Zwart) and Judges, Transition and Human Rights: Essays in Memory of Stephen Livingstone (Oxford University Press, 2007, eds with John Morison and Kieran McEvoy).


Professor Anthony's work on judicial review has been cited with approval on numerous occasions by the Northern Ireland High Court and Court of Appeal. His work with Peter Leyland has been cited by, among others, the Supreme Court of India and the United Nations Dispute Tribunal. 


Professor Anthony is a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Constitutional Law Association and of the European Group of Public Law, Athens, Greece, where he is Director of the Academy of European Public Law (http://www.eploacademy.eu/). He is on the editorial boards of Public Law, the Montesquieu Law Review, and the Indonesian Law Review. He is a trustee of the Hamlyn Trust, serves as a member of the Board of Governors of a grammar school in Belfast, and was previously a member of the Advisory Board of the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2011, and joined Francis Taylor Building as an Academic Tenant in 2020.


Professor Anthony has held grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, and the European Commission. He was appointed to the ESRC's Peer Review College in October 2015.


Professor Anthony welcomes PhD applications in the areas of UK public law, human rights law, tort law, and global administrative law.

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Research Output

Brexit and Devolution

Anthony, G., 2019, Brexit - And What It Means. Kadelbach, S. (ed.). Nomos: Baden Baden, p. 57-84 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Brexit and the Common Law Constitution

Anthony, G., 01 Nov 2018, In : European Public Law. 24, 4, p. 673-694 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Devolution, Brexit, and the Sewel Convention

    Anthony, G., 2018, Constitution Society.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Privacy and Freedom of Expression: An Interesting Tale from the UK

    Anthony, G., 2018, In : European Review of Public Law. 30, 1, p. 135-154 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Sovereignty, Consent, and Constitutions: The Northern Ireland References

    Anthony, G., 2018, The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond. Elliott, M., Williams, J. & Young, A. (eds.). Hart Publishing, Oxford, p. 181-201 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Fegal McConville Award for the best Disseration in European Studies

    Anthony, Gordon (Recipient), 1995

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Post-graduate Award

    Anthony, Gordon (Recipient), 1996

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    External Examiner, University College London

    Gordon Anthony (Examiner)


    Activity: Examination typesUG external examination

    Public Law (Journal)

    Gordon Anthony (Editorial board member)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    UK Constitutional Law Association (External organisation)

    Gordon Anthony (Advisor)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

    University of Glasgow

    Gordon Anthony (Examiner)


    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

    Montesquieu Law Review (Journal)

    Gordon Anthony (Editorial advisory board member)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity


    Violence, Law and the (Im)possibility of Transitional Justice

    Author: Turner, C., Jul 2016

    Supervisor: Anthony, G. (Supervisor) & Sokhi-Bulley, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy