Leah Trueblood

Career Development Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow



Leah is a Career Development Fellow in Public Law at Worcester College. She is also a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. 

She holds first-class degrees in philosophy from the University of Alberta and in law from the London School of Economics. She completed her D.Phil. research at Oxford in 2019. Her graduate work was funded by University College, Oxford and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

She is currently the recipient of grants from the John Fell Fund, the British Academy, and the Leverhulme Trust.

Leah's research is at the intersection of public law and political theory. She is currently writing papers on the legal status of referendums and political parties, as well as the impact of scientific advice on ministerial decision-making during the pandemic. Her work has been covered by the Australian Broadcasting CorporationCanadian Broadcasting CorporationDiscover Magazine, and the Guardian.