Darryn Joined the Liverpool Law School as a PhD researcher in October 2018. Prior to this, Darryn graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2017 with an undergraduate degree in Law & Politics and again in 2018 with a Masters in Law (LLM) degree, with a distinction in his dissertation.

Darryn is a Lecturer on the University’s Go higher programme. He is the module co-ordinator for the Law module.

Darryn mentors on the University’s Widening Participation and Outreach team, a programme designed to support students into higher education (HE), who are from backgrounds which are underrepresented in HE or who otherwise might not traditionally apply for HE.

Darryn is a member of the ‘Global, EU, UK, Public law Unit’ research unit within the Law school. Darryn is also a member of the UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies) global network.


Darryn’s doctoral research which is funded by the prestigious Hodgson Law scholarship, focuses on the constitutional impacts, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) will have on devolution. His research aims to discover how unstable the UK’s unionship is, in light of the challenges presented by Brexit.

Thesis title

An unstable union: Brexit, Devolution & Constitutional change.


D. Nyatanga, 'Irish Unification Is A Solution To The Border Conundrum' 

D. Nyatanga, 'Scotland’s route to EU Membership'

D. Nyatanga, ‘Welsh independence: can Brexit awaken the sleeping dragon’ 

Conference papers presented

Panel chair: ‘Judicial challenges linked to the multi- and cross-level nature of enforcement activities,’ Maastricht University (Brussels campus), 9 July 2019

Conference Paper: “Brexit and the challenges to the UK’s territorial structure,” University of Glasgow, 5 June 2020.

Conference Paper: “Brexit and the English Question,” Durham University, 29 October 2019

Conference Paper: “An unstable union: Brexit, Devolution & Constitutional change,” University of Liverpool, 10 September 2019.


The Conversation weekly podcast (29 April 2021) – Darryn Nyatanga appeared as a guest interviewee discussing why the Scottish Parliament May 2021 elections were crucial for the independence movement, and the future of the UK’s Union.

The interview is available to listen to on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Teaching Roles

GO HIGHER STAGE 3: Introduction to Constitutional Law
Module Code: GOHI010
Role: Module Convenor and Lead

GO HIGHER STAGE 2: Societies and Individuals
Module Code: GOHI004
Role: Teaching

GO HIGHER STAGE 1: Modern Worlds
Module Code: GOHI001
Role: Teaching