Directory of experts

FLJS is able to draw on a wealth of scholarly expertise and experience, covering a range of subject specialisms.
To contact any of our experts, please contact the Communications Director Phil Dines at or 01865 284433.

Denis Galligan is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. After studying in Oxford as an Australian Rhodes Scholar, he taught at several universities in Britain and Australia. His research interests are in constitutional and administrative law, the role of law in society, and legal theory.
He is a Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College and holds appointments as Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and as Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Law at University of Siena.

Marina Kurkchiyan is Law Foundation fellow in Socio-Legal Studies and Research Fellow of Wolfson College. She is a sociologist who specialises in legal culture in post-communist countries and in the impact of public policy on social structure and human behaviour. Her research focuses on Ukraine, Russia and the regions bordering on the Black Sea and the Caspian. 

As a consultant to the World Bank, DfID, the Open Society Institute and UNDP she has completed a number of official reports on the interaction between law and society in relation to development.
Ying researches Consumer Protection Policy and Law from the international comparative perspectives. She is a Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College and an Associate of the University of Oxford China Centre; Coordinator of Consumer Rights in China Programme for the FLJS (Foundation for Law, Justice and Society); and the Research Coordinator of the RP (Research Partnership Platform) Project of Best Practices of Consumer Redress for UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Geneva.
Ying is a Committee Member of the ILA (International Law Association) Consumer Protection Committee, represents ILA as the Observer at UNCTAD of the revision works on UNGCP (UN Guideline of Consumer Protection). 
Ying has been appointed International Expert (2014/2015) of EUCTP (EU China Trade Programme). She was the founder of the Centre for the Policy and Law on Global Consumer Protection which is the unique international institute for consumer law in China.