Shazia Choudhry, Professor of Law, has been appointed as the Specialist Legal Adviser to the Parliamentary Committee on Women and Equalities Committee for the Enquiry into Preventing Violence against Women and Girls.

This stage of the enquiry, launched in November 2021, draws on a wealth of existing evidence submitted as part of two recent high-profile consultations, will conduct an exploration of existing legislation and evidence, identifying gaps for further research.

Shazia's research is focused on gender, human rights and violence against women and seeks to examine various dimensions of these areas from an interdisciplinary and feminist perspective. In doing so she employs doctrinal, theoretical and empirical methods. Her scholarship sits at the interface of criminal law, human rights law and family law.