Lecturer in Child and Family Law
School of Law, University of Essex
PhD Candidate, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Tel +44 (0) 1206 873333
Aoife received a degree in Applied Psychology from University College Cork in 2002. Her thesis examined the accuracy of eyewitness testimony of young children. She then went on to do a Masters in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, N.U.I. Galway. After an internship with Palestinian Human Rights Organisation Al-Haq in Ramallah, West Bank, she wrote her thesis which was entitled 'The Right to Education of Palestinian Children in the Occupied Palestinian Territories'.
Aoife currently holds the position of Child and Family Law Lecturer at the University of Essex. She is completing a Ph.D. in human rights law at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. She has previously held a number of N.G.O. and academic positions. Aoife has worked for the Children's Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin, Amnesty International, Save the Children, disability N.G.O. Rehab Group. She has also taught international law at Dublin City University and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, N.U.I. Galway.
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