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 Yu researches Consumer Protection Policy and Law from the international comparative perspectives. She is a Research Fellow of Wolfson College and an Associate of the University of Oxford China Centre; Coordinator of the FLJS Consumer Rights in China Programme; 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, and represents ILA as the Observer of the revision works on UNGCP (UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection) at UNCTAD. 
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.

Dr Alex Chung is a Research Associate working on a cybersecurity project in the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. Concurrently, he is the Coordinator for the One Belt One Road Cyber Security Programme in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford.

As a former Research Associate in Policing Studies at London Metropolitan University, Alex has examined human smuggling in the UK and has participated in roundtable workshops at the European Commission and the European Parliament on the topics of terrorism and policy-making. He was appointed as an expert member of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime Network, and as an Affiliated Researcher of the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research at the Royal United Services Institute. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and a Trustee of the International Association of the Study of Organized Crime. He is also a research member of the Best Practices of Consumer Redress project for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Alex holds a DPhil in Law, an MPhil in Criminology, and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. He is currently working on publishing a monograph on an ethnic-Chinese drug trafficking network with Palgrave Macmillan. 

He is the Coordinator of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Programme and the UNCTAD-Oxford Conference on Consumer Redress at the Law Faculty, University of Oxford.