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 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.

Alex is completing his DPhil in Law at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. His thesis investigates the criminal activities and organisational structure of the Big Circle Boys, based on first-hand data derived from field interviews and official documents.

As a Research Associate in Criminology and Policing Studies at the School of Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, he examines: human smuggling in the UK through interviews and surveys conducted with Chinese illegal immigrants; corruption in the modern Chinese state by looking at the extent to which organised crime and politics are intertwined.

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.