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.

Amir Paz-Fuchs is a senior lecturer at Ono Academic College law faculty in Israel.  His main areas of teaching and interest are law and social policy, labour law and industrial relations, and privatization. From 2006 to 2011 he headed the Social Contract Revisited programme run by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society.  

He is currently project coordinator and Co-Academic Director (with Prof. Itzhak Galnoor) of the 'The Limits of Privatization' project, which is part of the Van Leer Institute’s Hazan Center for Social Justice. He is the author of Welfare to Work: Conditional Rights in Social Policy (Oxford University Press, 2008), and he has published over 20 scholarly articles and book chapters, in Hebrew and in English. During the 2012-13 academic year he will be a visiting scholar at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and at Wolfson College, Oxford.

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.

Max Watson is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He directs a programme on the Political Economy of Financial Markets, at the European Studies Centre of St Antony's College, Oxford, where he also coordinates political-economic work on South East Europe. He was until recently a Director of the Central Bank of Ireland and of the consultancy John Howell & Co Ltd.

In 2003-7, he was adviser on financial stability to the Director General of Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission. Previously, he was at the IMF, where he was successively head of the International Capital Markets Division; a senior adviser on Europe; and a Deputy Director of the Fund. His early career was spent at the Bank of England.
Max Watson's recent publications include: From Crisis to Recovery: Sustainable Growth in South East Europe, co-edited with Othon Anastasakis and Jens Bastian (European Studies Centre, Oxford, 2011); IMF Surveillance in Europe: Progress in Refocusing, (IMF, July 2008); and Laying the Financial Foundations for the Euro, a book co-edited with Lars Jonung and Christoph Walkner (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2008).