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Kirsteen Shields

Kirsteen Shields

Kirsteen Shields

Lecturer (Teaching and Research)

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Kirsteen Shields has held the post of Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Dundee since 2010 where she teaches UK Public Law and International Human Rights Law. Prior to joining Dundee Law School, she held the post of Fellow in Human Rights at the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights. She graduated in Law with French from the University of Glasgow and holds a PhD from the University of London, where she undertook research as part of an inter-institutional AHRC (UK Arts and Humanities Research Council) research project. Whilst undertaking her doctoral research she also held a Fellowship at Centre for Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy, at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Kirsteen has experience working with intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, including UNESCO, Liberty human rights organisation and A4ID (Advocates for International Development). In 2011 Kirsteen was awarded the title of Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year.

In 2014 Kirsteen will be a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.


Kirsteen's research is in the field of public international law and international human rights, particularly relating to the human rights obligations of corporations; global governance of natural resources; and the relationship(s) between international law structures and global inequality.


Public Law I, Public Law III, Constitutional Law, UN Human Rights Law (LLM), Regional Human Rights Law (LLM), Legal Research Skills (LLM).

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