Having worked in Aberystwyth University from 1985 until 2018, I joined Bangor University in September 2018 as a Senior Research Fellow (part-time) on the Nuffield Foundation-funded project ‘Paths to administrative justice in Wales’ led by Sarah Nason (http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/paths-administrative-justice-wales). Using case studies in housing and education, this project examines the structures and accessibility of the administrative justice system in Wales from the user’s perspective.
My work on administrative justice has grown out of my general interest in public law in its widest sense, encompassing constitutional and administrative law, education law, human rights, especially children’s rights, and devolution. While springing from a general common interest, these areas initially developed as somewhat separate strands of research but over more recent years have been coalescing into a more coherent whole as I have developed the connections between children’s rights, education law, multi-level governance, Welsh Commissioners as an element of the administrative justice system, and the opportunities and constraints presented by the devolution settlement in Wales. In addition to working on the Nuffield project, I am currently also completing a comparative study of the Older People’s Commissioners in Wales and Northern Ireland.
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