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Research Statement

Gordon Anthony is Professor of Public Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. 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: Judicial Review in Northern Ireland (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2nd ed, 2014); Textbook on Administrative Law (Oxford University Press, 7th ed, 2013, with Peter Leyland); 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 Conseil’ d’Orientation de la Chaire Mutations de l’Action Publique et du Droit Public, Sciences Po, Paris ( He is also a member of the European Group of Public Law, Athens, Greece, where is Director of the Academy of European Public Law ( He serves as a member of the Board of Governors of a grammar school in Belfast and on the Advisory Board of the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2011.


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 Reivew 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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