Seamus was appointed as Lecturer in Law in August 2018. Prior to this, he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool. He is currently completing his PhD thesis entitled "Other Children, Other Voices: Education and Exclusion and the Duty to 'Progressively Realize' Children's Rights'. Seamus holds both a BA(Hons) Degree and an LL.B (Hons) Degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway and an LL.M Degree in Human Rights Law from Queens University, Belfast. Seamus also holds a Barrister- at-Law Degree from the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Dublin. Prior to joining Liverpool Law School, Seamus practiced law as a barrister in Ireland in the areas of general civil, criminal and family law.
Seamus's research interests lie primarily in the area of children's socio-economic rights and in particular the right to education and school exclusions. In addition to this, Seamus is also interested in progressive methodological approaches to research involving children and the interface between children's rights and non-communicable diseases.