Gerard Coffey

Lecturer BA. LLB., PhD., Post Grad Cert & Diploma

 
researcher

Biography

Dr Ger Coffey B.A. (UL), LL.B. (NUI Galway), Ph.D. (NUI Galway), PGDipTLHE (NUI Cork), Lecturer in Law  Ger graduated from UL with a B.A. in Law and European Studies, and subsequently undertook postgraduate studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he graduated with LL.B. and Ph.D. degrees in Law. He subsequently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the National University of Ireland, Cork. His doctoral thesis examined the common law principle against double jeopardy and the related principle of ne bis in idem in the EU and Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. While at NUI Galway, Ger taught criminal law and constitutional law, and was appointed research assistant with the Faculty of Law. He was co-editor in the planning and production of volume 4 of the Judicial Studies Institute Journal (2004) that the Faculty of Law was commissioned to produce on behalf of the Judicial Studies Institute. He was awarded a research fellowship by the Faculty of Law, NUI Galway, for the duration of his doctoral research. In 2005, he was awarded 2nd place in the Law Society of Ireland Annual Law Reform Essay Competition for an essay entitled “Reforming the Law on Double Jeopardy”. From 2005–2007 he was post-doctoral research officer in criminal justice in the Centre for Criminal Justice at UL. During this period he contributed to the Centre’s research activities on the impact of globalisation on criminal law and criminal justice. In 2007, Ger was appointed to the position of lecturer in law. His specialisation is criminal law and related issues pertaining to criminal procedure and the criminal justice process; he has been published widely in domestic and international law journals. In 2016, Ger founded Criminal Justice in Ireland, a collaborative academic blog, with a focus on criminal justice issues to inform those involved in the criminal justice field and to share information and resources, as well as many other aspects of criminal justice. He is a member of the Centre for Crime, Justice & Victim Studies in UL and also a member of the Complementarity in International Criminal Law Committee of the International Law Association.   
 
Ger is also the Course Director for the LLM/MA Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programme and School of Law Representative on the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee

Research Interests

My research interests lie mainly in substantive and theoretical criminal law including a range of issues pertaining to criminal justice and criminal procedure. I am currently engaged in research on the double jeopardy principle in common law jurisdictions; the principle of ne bis in idem in the prosecution of transnational crimes within the European Union; approximation of the criminal laws of Member States; the principle of complementarity in international criminal law; and conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal cases.

Other areas of potential research supervision include: codification of the criminal law; history and development of the criminal law; the sentencing process; international criminal law; judicial review and the criminal process.

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Byrne and McCutchon on the Irish Legal System (2nd edn.).
Byrne, R., McCutcheon, P., Bruton, C. and Coffey, G. (2014) Byrne and McCutchon on the Irish Legal System (2nd edn.). Haywards Heath/Dublin: Bloomsbury Professional. [Details]
2010 Criminal Law.
Coffey, G. (2010) Criminal Law. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
2010 Administrative Law (2nd edn.).
Coffey, G. (2010) Administrative Law (2nd edn.). Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
2009 Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System (5th edn.).
Byrne, R; McCutcheon, P; Bruton, C and Coffey, G. (2009) Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System (5th edn.). Haywards Heath: Bloomsbury Professional. [DOI] [Details]
2009 Administrative Law.
Coffey, G. (2009) Administrative Law. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Report on Ireland'
Coffey, G. (2017) 'Report on Ireland' In: Economic and Industrial Espionage in Germany and Europe. Freiburg, Germany: Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. [Details]
2008 'Reforming the Law on Double Jeopardy'
Coffey, G. (2008) 'Reforming the Law on Double Jeopardy' In: Law and Practice: Essays on Reform. Dublin: Clarus Press and the law Society of Ireland. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Accommodating Victims of Crime: A Survey of the Legislative and Juridicial Landscape'
Coffey, G. (2018) 'Accommodating Victims of Crime: A Survey of the Legislative and Juridicial Landscape'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 28 (4):104-117 [Details]
2016 'An Evaluation of ‘Possession’ in the Construction of Criminal Liability'
Coffey, G. (2016) 'An Evaluation of ‘Possession’ in the Construction of Criminal Liability'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 26 (4):108-117 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'A Review of Double Jeopardy Law in Ireland'
Coffey, G. (2016) 'A Review of Double Jeopardy Law in Ireland'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 26 (3):66-76 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Post-Acquittal Retrials for Serious Offences in the Irish Criminal Justice Process: Lessons from England and Wales'
Coffey, G. (2013) 'Post-Acquittal Retrials for Serious Offences in the Irish Criminal Justice Process: Lessons from England and Wales'. Irish Journal of Legal Studies, 3 (1):36-66 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Resolving Conflicts of Jurisdiction in Criminal Proceedings: Interpreting Ne Bis in Idem in Conjunction with the Principle of Complementarity'
Coffey, G. (2013) 'Resolving Conflicts of Jurisdiction in Criminal Proceedings: Interpreting Ne Bis in Idem in Conjunction with the Principle of Complementarity'. New Journal of European Criminal Law, 4 (1-2):59-81 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 'Post-Acquittal Retrial for Serious Criminal Offences'
Coffey, G. (2009) 'Post-Acquittal Retrial for Serious Criminal Offences'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 19 (3):80-88 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 'Codifying the Meaning of 'Intention' in the Criminal Law'
Coffey, G. (2009) 'Codifying the Meaning of 'Intention' in the Criminal Law'. Journal Of Criminal Law, 73 (5):394-413 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in Criminal Proceedings'
Coffey, G. (2008) 'The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in Criminal Proceedings'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 18 (1):2-9 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Life Sentences in Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights'
McCutcheon, J.P. and Coffey, G. (2008) 'Life Sentences in Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights'. Irish Yearbook Of International Law, 1 (N/A):101-119 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'The Constitutional Status of the Double jeopardy Principle'
Coffey, G. (2008) 'The Constitutional Status of the Double jeopardy Principle'. Dublin University Law Journal, 30 (1):138-165 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Evaluating the Common Law Principle against Retrials'
Coffey, G. (2007) 'Evaluating the Common Law Principle against Retrials'. Dublin University Law Journal, 29 (N/A):26-56 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Electronic Monitoring of Offenders in the Administration of Criminal Justice'
Coffey, G. (2006) 'Electronic Monitoring of Offenders in the Administration of Criminal Justice'. Irish Law Times, 24 (19):300-304 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'The Influence of Double Jeopardy on the Sentencing Process'
Coffey, G. (2006) 'The Influence of Double Jeopardy on the Sentencing Process'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 16 (1):8-13 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'The Victim of Crime and the Criminal Justice Process'
Coffey, G. (2006) 'The Victim of Crime and the Criminal Justice Process'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 16 (3):15-22 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2005 'Raising the Pleas in Bar against a Retrial for the Same Criminal Offence'
Coffey, G. (2005) 'Raising the Pleas in Bar against a Retrial for the Same Criminal Offence'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 5 (2):124-165 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2004 'Law Reform Update'
Coffey, G. (2004) 'Law Reform Update'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 4 (1):224-262 [Details]
2004 'Law Reform Update'
Coffey, G. (2004) 'Law Reform Update'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 4 (2):220-260 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Regulating Undercover Investigations'
Coffey, G. (2019) 'Regulating Undercover Investigations' Garda Review, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 The Constitution at 80 Conference: 80 Years of Constitutional Change
Coffey, G. (2017) Is there a Constitutional Imbalance between the Rights of Defendants and the Rights of Victims? The Constitution at 80 Conference: 80 Years of Constitutional Change University of Limerick, [Details]
2015 Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference
Coffey, G. (2015) The Evolution of the Double Jeopardy Principle from the Late Medieval Period: Making Connections between Legal History and Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems, Structure and Processes Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference [Details]
2015 Victims' Rights: An Agenda for Change Conference, University of Limerick
Coffey, G. (2015) Due Process for Victims: An Emerging Universality of Justiciable Victims' Rights in the Criminal Justice Process? Victims' Rights: An Agenda for Change Conference, University of Limerick [Details]
2014 Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research
Coffey, G. (2014) The Anglo-American Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle: Post-Medieval Period Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research Athens, , 14-JUL-14 - 17-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies
Coffey, G. (2014) Conflicts of Jurisdiction in the Prosecution of Transnational Crimes: Balancing the Rights of the Accused, Victims and Prosecution Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies Cork, [Details]
2013 North-South Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference
Coffey, G. (2013) Combating White Collar Crime in the EU North-South Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference University College Cork, [Details]
2012 W.G. Hart Legal Workshop on Globalisation, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Coffey, G. (2012) Resolving Prosecutorial Jurisdiction and the Principle of Ne Bis in Idem: EU and International Criminal Law Perspectives W.G. Hart Legal Workshop on Globalisation, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, [Details]
2012 International Human Rights Law Committee (International Law Association) Intercessional Meeting
Coffey, G. (2012) Complementarity and Ne Bis in Idem: Defining the Relationship between International Tribunals, National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Human Rights Violations International Human Rights Law Committee (International Law Association) Intercessional Meeting Rockefeller Foundation Conference Centre, Bellagio, Italy, [Details]
2011 European Society of Criminology Conference
Coffey, G. (2011) Resolving Prosecutorial Jurisdiction under International Criminal Law European Society of Criminology Conference Vilnius University, Lithuania, [Details]
2011 British Legal History Conference
Coffey, G. (2011) The Post-Medieval Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle British Legal History Conference University of Cambridge, [Details]
2011 Society of Legal Scholars Conference
Coffey, G. (2011) Benefit of Clergy, Criminous Clerks, and the Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle Society of Legal Scholars Conference University of Cambridge, [Details]
2011 European Society of Criminology Conference
Coffey, G. (2011) The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in the Prosecution of Transnational Crime European Society of Criminology Conference Vilnius University, Lithuania, [Details]
2010 Society of Legal Scholars Conference
Coffey, G. (2010) The Influence of the ECHR on Judicial Review of Life Sentences in Ireland Society of Legal Scholars Conference University of Southampton, [Details]
2008 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference
Coffey, G. (2008) The Development of the Common Law Principle against Double Jeopardy . In: SLS eds. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference , 15-SEP-08 - 18-SEP-08 , pp.1-2 [Details]
2008 Society of Legal Scholars Conference
Coffey, G. (2008) The Development of the Common Law Principle against Double Jeopardy Society of Legal Scholars Conference London School of Economics and Political Science, [Details]
2008 North-South Criminology Conference
Coffey, G. (2008) Conflicts of Jurisdiction in the Prosecution of Transnational Crimes . In: O'Donnell, I eds. North-South Criminology Conference , 23-JUN-08 - 24-JUN-08 , pp.1-2 [Details]
2008 North-South Criminology Conference
Coffey, G. (2008) Double Jeopardy and Ne Bis in Idem: Fundamental Principles in the Criminal Justice Process North-South Criminology Conference Dublin Institute of Technology, [Details]
2007 Law and Society in the 21st Century: Transformations, Resistances, Futures
Coffey, G. and Schweppe, J. (2007) Structuring Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Race Crimes . In: N/A eds. Law and Society in the 21st Century: Transformations, Resistances, Futures , 25-JUL-07 - 27-JUL-07 , pp.N/A-N/A [Details]
2007 Irish Criminology Conference
Coffey, G. (2007) Conflicts of Jurisdiction in the Prosecution of Trandnational Crimes . In: N/A eds. Irish Criminology Conference , 05-SEP-07 - 06-SEP-07 , pp.N/A-N/A [Details]
2007 Irish Criminology Conference
Coffey, G. (2007) Conflicts of Jurisdictions in the Prosecution of Transnational Crimes Irish Criminology Conference University College Dublin, [Details]
2007 Centre for Criminal Justice Seminar
Coffey, G. (2007) The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in European Criminal Law Centre for Criminal Justice Seminar Limerick, , 12-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 Law and Society in the 21st Century: Transformations, Resistances, Futures Conference
Coffey, G. and Schweppe, J. (2007) Structuring Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Race Crimes Law and Society in the 21st Century: Transformations, Resistances, Futures Conference Humboldt University, Berlin, [Details]
2006 North-South Postgraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference
Coffey, G. (2006) Reforming the Common Law Principle against Retrials . In: North-South Criminology and Criminal Justice Group eds. North-South Postgraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference , 23-FEB-06 - 24-FEB-06 , pp.N/A-N/A [Details]
2006 North-South Postgraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference
Coffey, G. (2006) Reforming the Common Law Principle against Retrials North-South Postgraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference Queen's University Belfast, [Details]
2006 Criminal Justice Seminar
Coffey, G. (2006) Structuring Judicial Sentencing Discretion Criminal Justice Seminar , 15-MAR-06 - 15-MAR-06 [Details]
2005 Centre for Criminal Justice Seminar
Coffey, G. (2005) Reforming the Law on Double Jeopardy Centre for Criminal Justice Seminar Limerick, , 19-OCT-05 - 19-OCT-05 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges,
Coffey, G. (2018) The Non (Ne) Bis in Idem Principle in the ICCPR: Deconstructing Emerging Principles and Guidelines. [Oral Presentation], Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 21-JUN-18 - 22-JUN-18 [Details]
2017 Fundamental Rights in Serious Crime Investigation: Victims, Defendants and Policing Perspectives,
Coffey, G. (2017) Fundamental Rights in Serious Crime Investigation: Victims, Defendants and Policing Perspectives, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2006 Report into Determination of Life Sentences.
McCutcheon, J.P. and Coffey, G. (2006) Report into Determination of Life Sentences. Irish Human Rights Commission, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2016 An Evaluation of ‘Possession’ in the Construction of Criminal Liability.
Coffey, G. (2016) An Evaluation of ‘Possession’ in the Construction of Criminal Liability. Criminal Justice in Ireland: A Contemporary Blog on Criminal Justice Issues: Blog [Details]
2016 Double Jeopardy Law Revisited.
Coffey, G. (2016) Double Jeopardy Law Revisited. Criminal Justice in Ireland: A Contemporary Blog on Criminal Justice Issues: Blog [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2011 Review of Liz Campbell, Shane Kilcommins and Catherine O’Sullivan, Criminal Law in Ireland: Cases and Commentary (Clarus Press, 2010).
Coffey, G. (2011) Review of Liz Campbell, Shane Kilcommins and Catherine O’Sullivan, Criminal Law in Ireland: Cases and Commentary (Clarus Press, 2010). Irish Journal of Legal Studies, Cork: Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
2017 Is There a Constitutional Imbalance between the Rights of Defendants and the Rights of Victims?.
Coffey, G. (2017) Is There a Constitutional Imbalance between the Rights of Defendants and the Rights of Victims?. University of Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
2017 Is There a Constitutional Imbalance between the Rights of Defendants and the Rights of Victims?.
Coffey, G. (2017) Is There a Constitutional Imbalance between the Rights of Defendants and the Rights of Victims?. University of Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
2015 The Evolution of the Double Jeopardy Principle from the Late Medieval Period: Making Connections between Legal History and Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems.
Coffey, G. (2015) The Evolution of the Double Jeopardy Principle from the Late Medieval Period: Making Connections between Legal History and Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems. Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference, University of Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
2015 Due Process for Victims: An Emerging Universality of Justiciable Victims' Rights in the Criminal Justice Process.
Coffey, G. (2015) Due Process for Victims: An Emerging Universality of Justiciable Victims' Rights in the Criminal Justice Process. Victims' Rights: An Agenda for Change Conference, University of Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
2014 Conflicts of Jurisdiction in the Prosecution of Transnational Crimes: Balancing the Rights of the Accused, Victims and Prosecution.
Coffey, G. (2014) Conflicts of Jurisdiction in the Prosecution of Transnational Crimes: Balancing the Rights of the Accused, Victims and Prosecution. Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies, University College Cork: Conference Paper [Details]
2014 The Anglo-American Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle: Post-Medieval Period.
Coffey, G. (2014) The Anglo-American Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle: Post-Medieval Period. Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research: Conference Paper [Details]
2013 Combating White Collar Crime in the EU.
Coffey, G. (2013) Combating White Collar Crime in the EU. North South Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference, University College Cork: Conference Paper [Details]
2012 Resolving Prosecutorial Jurisdiction and the Principle of Ne Bis in Idem: EU and International Criminal Law Perspectives.
Coffey, G. (2012) Resolving Prosecutorial Jurisdiction and the Principle of Ne Bis in Idem: EU and International Criminal Law Perspectives. W.G. Hart Legal Workshop on Globalisation, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Institute of Advanced: Conference Paper [Details]
2012 Complementarity and Ne Bis in Idem: Defining the Relationship between International Tribunals, National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Human Rights Violations.
Coffey, G. (2012) Complementarity and Ne Bis in Idem: Defining the Relationship between International Tribunals, National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Human Rights Violations. International Human Rights Law Committee, International Law Association, Bellagio, Italy: Conference Paper [Details]
2011 The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in the Prosecution of Transnational Crime.
Coffey, G. (2011) The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in the Prosecution of Transnational Crime. European Society of Criminology Conference, Vilnius University, Lithuania: Conference Paper [Details]
2011 Resolving Prosecutorial Jurisdiction under International Criminal Law.
Coffey, G. (2011) Resolving Prosecutorial Jurisdiction under International Criminal Law. European Society of Criminology Conference, Vilnius University, Lithuania: Conference Paper [Details]
2011 The Post-Medieval Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle.
Coffey, G. (2011) The Post-Medieval Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle. British Legal History Conference, University of Cambridge: Conference Paper [Details]
2011 Benefit of Clergy, Criminous Clerks, and the Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle.
Coffey, G. (2011) Benefit of Clergy, Criminous Clerks, and the Development of the Double Jeopardy Principle. Society of Legal Scholars Conference, University of Cambridge: Conference Paper [Details]
2010 The Influence of the ECHR on Judicial Review of Life Sentences in Ireland.
Coffey, G. (2010) The Influence of the ECHR on Judicial Review of Life Sentences in Ireland. Society of Legal Scholars Conference, University of Southampton: Conference Paper [Details]
2008 The Development of the Common Law Principle against Double Jeopardy.
Coffey, G. (2008) The Development of the Common Law Principle against Double Jeopardy. Society of Legal Scholars Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science: Conference Paper [Details]
2008 Double Jeopardy and Ne Bis in Idem: Fundamental Principles in the Criminal Justice Process.
Coffey, G. (2008) Double Jeopardy and Ne Bis in Idem: Fundamental Principles in the Criminal Justice Process. North-South Criminology Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology: Conference Paper [Details]
2007 Structuring Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Race Crimes.
Coffey, G. (2007) Structuring Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Race Crimes. Law and Society in the 21st Century: Transformations, Resistances, Futures Conference, Berlin: Conference Paper [Details]
2007 Conflicts of Jurisdictions in the Prosecution of Transnational Crimes.
Coffey, G. (2007) Conflicts of Jurisdictions in the Prosecution of Transnational Crimes. Irish Criminology Conference, University College, Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
2006 Reforming the Common Law Principle against Retrials.
Coffey, G. (2006) Reforming the Common Law Principle against Retrials. North-South Postgraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast: Conference Paper [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2017 Fundamental Rights in the Investigation of Serious Crime.
Coffey, G. (2017) Fundamental Rights in the Investigation of Serious Crime. Invited Lectures [Details]
2017 Fundamental Rights in Serious Crime Investigation: Victims, Defendants and Policing Perspectives.
Coffey, G. (2017) Fundamental Rights in Serious Crime Investigation: Victims, Defendants and Policing Perspectives. Garda College: Invited Lectures [Details]
2017 Fundamental Rights in the Investigation of Serious Crime.
Coffey, G. (2017) Fundamental Rights in the Investigation of Serious Crime. Garda College, Templemore: Invited Lectures [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
2007 The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in European Criminal Law.
Coffey, G. (2007) The Principle of Ne Bis in Idem in European Criminal Law. Centre for Criminal Justice Seminar, University of Limerick: Seminar [Details]
2006 Structuring Judicial Sentencing Discretion.
Coffey, G. (2006) Structuring Judicial Sentencing Discretion. Centre for Criminal Justice Seminar, University of Limerick: Seminar [Details]
2005 Reforming the Law on Double Jeopardy.
Coffey, G. (2005) Reforming the Law on Double Jeopardy. Centre for Criminal Justice Seminar, University of Limerick: Seminar [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2005 Law Society of Ireland: Law Reform Essay Competition 2005, second place award Law Society of Ireland
2001 School of Law, NUI Galway: Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Law for PhD Research (2001-2004) School of Law, NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Law Association (Irish Branch) Member 01-JAN-09 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Complementarity in International Criminal Law Committee (2014 to present), International Law Association Committee Member. Research and reporting commitments. 2014 /
International Human Rights Law Committee (2010-2014), International Law Association Committee Member. Research and reporting commitments. 2010 / 2014

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
School of Law, University of Limerick Lecturer in Law (2007 to present) 01-JUL-07 /
School of Law, University of Limerick Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Criminal Justice (2005-2007) 07-JAN-05 / 30-JUN-06
School of Law, NUI Galway Lecturer in Criminal Law (Part-time) (2002-2004) 01-SEP-03 / 31-MAY-04
School of Law, NUI, Galway Teaching Assistant (2002-2004) 01-OCT-02 / 31-MAY-03
School of Law, NUI Galway Assistant Editor, Judicial Studies Institute Journal (2004) 01-MAY-04 / 17-SEP-04
School of Law, NUI, Galway Research Assistant, School of Law (2002-2004) 01-JUN-03 / 30-APR-04

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2017 National University of Ireland, Cork Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert.) - Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Teaching and learning in higher education
2005 National University of Ireland, Galway Doctor of Philosophy Law
2001 National University of Ireland, Galway Bachelor of Laws Law
1998 University of Limerick Bachelor of Arts/Law Law/Politics/Spanish

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie mainly in the field of substantive criminal law, criminal justice, and human rights. I currently teach one undergraduate module: Crime and Criminal Justice (online) on the BA in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice and four postgraduate modules: International Criminal Law, Policing and Human Rights, Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing, and Comparative International Protection of Human Rights, which are all modules taught on the LLM/MA Human Rights in Criminal Justice master’s programme.