Sussex Centre for Migration Research

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Dr Elizabeth Craig

Post:Senior Lecturer (Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Law, Sussex European Institute)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873960
International:+44 1273 873960

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  • PhD 2006, Queen's University Belfast
  • PGCHE 2005, University of Sussex
  • LLM (by research) 2000, University of Sheffield
  • BA (Hons) (Law with German) 1997, University of Sheffield 

Employment History

  • 2014- senior lecturer in law, University of Sussex
  • 2003- lecturer in law, University of Sussex
  • 2002 teaching assistant, University of Ulster
  • 1999-2001 teaching assistant, Queen's University Belfast
  • 1999-2000 research assistant, Queen's University Belfast


Current Roles

  • Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Education Lead (Law, UGT+)
  • Convenor LLB Law

Former Roles at Sussex

University Level

Member of University Council (Aug 2014 - July 2017)

Member of University Senate (Aug 2011 - July 2015)

School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Acting Director of Doctoral Studies (Spring 2017)

Deputy Chair of the LPS Exam Board (2013-2015)

E-submission champion (2014-2015)


Deputy lead Education (2017-18) and Education Lead (2019)

Convenor LLM International Human Rights Law (2015-2018)

Chair of LLM Curriculum Review 2016-17

Deputy Director Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research (2015-2016)

Law Assessment Convenor (2010-2015)

Previously I was also the LLB 'Law with' convenor and a law admissions tutor.

External Examining

LLB University of Exeter, 2014-2019



Community and Business

My work has been presented to a range of different audiences.  Non-academic audiences include the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Consortium and the Galician Council of Culture.  

Other Indicative Activity 

2017 Contributed to academic meeting with members of the Advisory Committee under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities during their State visit to the UK         

2016 key-note speaker at the EU-China Conference on Human Rights (focus on minority rights), Southwest University of Political Science, Chongqing  

2013-14 Research commissioned by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission on cultural rights in post-conflict societies, findings presented and discussed at international conference on this topic organised by the Commission in cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights with recommendations aimed at UN bodies, states, ngos and other stakeholders.   

2009 Legal Expert, Council of Europe Mission to Macedonia 

Oct 07-Mar 08 (PT) Legal Advisor to the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum (Culture, Identity and Language Rights working group)