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Speaker Profile: Colin Murray

  • Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Law School

Colin joined Newcastle University's Law School in 2006 following the completion of his postgraduate research at Durham University. Prior to this appointment Colin held temporary teaching positions at Durham and Sheffield Universities. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2013. His research is focused in the fields of national security law, legal history and public law and concentrates on the concepts of citizenship and allegiance and of their significance in legal discourse. He is a founding contributor to the blog Human Rights in Ireland and has written for The Guardian. A selection of Colin's research papers is available on SSRN, and his research has fed directly into several Government Consultations and Parliamentary Committees across a range of public law issues, including a period as Special Adviser to the Joint Committee on the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill. He currently co-convenes the Society of Legal Scholars Civil Liberties and Human Rights Subject Section.