Dr Conor McCormick is a lecturer in the School of Law. He specialises in constitutional and administrative law, including in human rights law protections for LGBT+ people, with a particular focus on developments in the law and legal system of Northern Ireland.
What is your role?
I'm a lecturer in the School of Law, where my work focuses on constitutional and administrative law (or “public law” as it is sometimes called). Some of my administrative law research, in particular, focuses on human rights law protections for LGBT+ people.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am very much in love with an inspirational man I met almost 10 years ago. He’s a dentist specialising in restorative dentistry.
We spend most of our leisure time socialising with friends, exploring National Trust sites and going to the theatre.
What is the best thing about being LGBT+ at Queen’s?
In the annual call for dissertation proposals issued to undergraduate law students, I list “LGBT+ Lives and the Law” as one of the project areas I would be happy to supervise. Last year, flowing from this, I supervised a research project on trans gender recognition and healthcare rights in Northern Ireland, and an investigation into LGBT+ rights limitations in Russia. One of the best things about being LGBT+ at Queen’s, for me, is that it provides a space for staff and students to address important issues of this kind in a highly supportive but academically rigorous environment.
What advice would you give to an LGBT+ person new at Queen’s?
Be the change you want to see, as a certain Pro-Vice-Chancellor said to us recently.
And join PRISM!
How to join the PRISM staff network
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