Aileen Kavanagh, BCL, MA (University College Dublin); MLE (Hanover); DPhil (Oxon), is a Professor of Constitutional Law and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. She teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional and administrative law, human rights and constitutional theory. After completing her DPhil in constitutional theory at Balliol College, Oxford, she was a Lecturer in Law (2000-06) and Reader (2006-9) at the University of Leicester. She is on the editorial board of Law and Philosophy and Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Law and Philosophy. Recent publications include her book Constitutional Review under the UK Human Rights Act 1998 (CUP, 2009). Her current research focuses on constitutionalism and counter-terrorism, the doctrine of proportionality, and the separation of powers.