Dr Anne Smith is a Senior Lecturer at the Transitional Justice Institute and the School of Law.
Her research and teaching interests are transitional constitutionalism, comparative constitutional law, human rights and equality. She has published widely in these areas and is currently writing a book on Negotiating Social Justice: The Drafting of Bills of Rights (Hart Publishing, forthcoming).
Anne’s research has been supported by grants from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. She is a Senior Fellow of HEA and a Fellow member of CHERP, and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
She received the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award (Faculty of Social Sciences category) at Ulster University Students’ Union Awards Ceremony in June 2016.
Anne read Law and Government at Ulster University and graduated with a BA Hons (2:1, first in year). She then graduated at the same university with an LLM in European Law and Policy in December 1999. She proceeded to write a PhD thesis on Bills of Rights graduating in December 2007 at Ulster University receiving an unconditional pass.
Anne is a member of various organisations such as the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the British Association for Canadian Studies. She is also involved in various research networks, including the Academic Network on the European Social Charter (ANESC/RACSE), and is currently coordinating the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN-UKI).
Anne is also a peer reviewer for several journals such as Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law; Nordic Journal of International Law; and the Journal of Human Rights.