Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol, was a founding co-director of the Centre for Law at Work at the University of Bristol. She is currently chair of the steering committee of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN). . A graduate of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Balliol College, Oxford, she has held fellowships at the International Institute for Labour Studies, the European University Institute and the University of Melbourne. Her research interests focus predominantly on labour law, trade law and the protection of human rights. She has written on the EU and the right to strike for the King’s Law Journal and has recently co-edited a collection of essays entitled 'Voices at Work' as part of Leverhulme Trust project, which she led with Professor Alan Bogg.