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Are you looking for an academic to provide expert commentary/analysis for a news story/documentary?

This experts directory is a searchable database of Queen’s academics who are interested in talking to the media about their areas of expertise.

If you cannot find the right expert, please contact Queen’s Communications Office and a member of the team will be able to help you.

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Ambassador Andrew Heyn CMG OBE

The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Senior diplomat who served as UK Consul-General in Hong Kong (2016-20) and Ambassador to Myanmar (2009-13).

Expertise: Hong Kong; Hong Kong Protests; Sino-British Joint Declaration; Hong Kong National Security Law; Myanmar (Burma); Aung San Suu Kyi; Rohingya; China foreign policy; US/China relations; Popular uprisings; sanctions policy; UK Foreign Policy; diplomacy

Dr Mark Flear

School of Law

Dr Flear is an expert in the law and ethics of pandemic preparedness planning and response.

Expertise: EU, European law, Governance, Public Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Dr Peter Doran

School of Law, The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)

Dr Doran has worked as a consultant writer with the UN Climate Change Convention, going back to the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol, and has written on the topics of climate change; mindfulness; environmental governance and activism on the island of Ireland; rights of nature, including a recent book on the 'mindful commons and the attention economy'. He has worked in NGOs and in parliamentary settings on both sides of the border, and at the United Nations.

Expertise: Climate change, mindfulness, environmental governance and activism on the island of Ireland, rights of nature, Brexit

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden

School of Law

Professor McAlinden is a world-leading expert on the subject of sexual offending against children.

Expertise: sexual offending against children, grooming, child sexual abuse, exploitation, institutional child abuse, peer abuse

Professor Christopher McCrudden

School of Law

Professor Christopher McCrudden is a world-leading expert human rights and equality law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast and the William W Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

Expertise: human rights law, equality law, European Union Law, Human rights in Northern Ireland, European Economic Area, Brexit

Professor Colin Harvey

School of Law

Professor Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies.

Expertise: Law, Brexit, Human Rights

Professor Heather Conway

School of Law

Professor Heather Conway is an expert on death laws, and the legal issues around funerals and dealing with the dead.

Expertise: bodily disposal laws, burial, cremation, funeral planning, family funeral disputes, exhumation, commemorating the dead

Professor Mark Lawler

The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research

Professor Lawler is an internationally renowned scientist with over 30 years experience in cancer research, who is passionate about translating his research for the benefit of patients and society.

Expertise: Cancer, Genetics, Precision Medicine, Health Data, COVID-19 and cancer, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in Research.