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LLB, University of East Anglia
LLM, University of Exeter
PhD, University of Wales
Brian graduated in law from the University of East Anglia and also holds an LLM degree in European Legal Studies from the University of Exeter and a PhD in European Environmental Law from the University of Wales. Prior to his appointment as a lecturer in law at Queen’s University he spent five years as first a tutor in law and subsequently a lecturer in law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and one year as a lecturer in law at the University of Derby. Before embarking upon an academic career he also worked as a solicitor in private practice in Northern Ireland.
In 2007 Brian was appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development and Minister for the Environment to be a member of an independent panel tasked with reviewing the regulations applying to the farm and wider agri-food sectors in Northern Ireland, with a view to recommending simplification. The panel’s report, Northern Ireland Agri-Food Better Regulation and Simplification Review was published in 2009. Brian is a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Association and was the founding chair of the Association’s working party on Northern Ireland. He is also a member of the Environmental and Planning Law Association for Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom Association for European Law and the Agricultural Law Association. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Environmental Law Review and the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.
European Union Law, particularly in relation to Environmental Law, Agriculture and Rural Law.
Article 260(2) TFEU: An Effective Judicial Procedure for the Enforcement of Judgments?  19 European Law Journal 404-421.
Programme Director of the LLM Degree in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development (since 2013)
Admissions Officer (2008 to 2012)
Member of the Law School Postgraduate Education Committee (2010 to present)
Member of the Law School Undergraduate Education Committee (2007 to present)
Examinations Officer (2003 to 2005)
Member of the School Management Committee (2003 to 2005)
Member of the Faculty Education Committee (2003 to 2005)
Advisor of Studies, Bachelor of Legal Science degree scheme (2001 to 2003)