Professor Robert Thomas

Professor of Public Law, University of Manchester

Robert joined the School of Law in 1998 after undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Cardiff and Nottingham universities.

As an administrative lawyer, his research interests lie in the following areas: law and administrative organizations; administrative tribunals and other redress mechanisms; judicial review; and administrative rule-making, administrative law and institutional and constitutional design; asylum and immigration law; and administrative justice.

From 2003-04, he acted as a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Select Committee with regard to the following inquiries: Immigration and Asylum: the Government’s proposed changes to publicly funded immigration and asylum work (2002-03 HC 1171) and Asylum and Immigration Appeals (2003-04 HC 211).

Robert was appointed as Professor of Public Law in 2011.