Dr Claire Pierson LLB LLM PhD

Senior Lecturer Politics


Personal Statement

Claire joined the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer in Politics in September 2017, having previously worked in Manchester Metropolitan University and Ulster University. Her research focuses on the UN women, peace and security agenda, conflict transformation and reproductive rights and activism. She is currently a co-investigator on a project: ‘Tackling Girls and Young Women’s Reproductive Health through a Reproductive Justice Framework in the Philippines and South Africa’ and a unique research project funded by a coalition of Irish trade unions addressing ‘Abortion as a workplace issue on the island of Ireland’. Claire is co-founder of the Reproductive Health Law and Policy Advisory Group (https://reproductivehealthlawpolicy.wordpress.com/). She has published in journals including The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Parliamentary Affairs, The International Feminist Journal of Politics and Nationalism and Ethnic Studies. Prior to working in academia, Claire worked for the Atlantic Philanthropies, The Institute for Conflict Research (Belfast) and the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (Jerusalem).