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Durham University

Durham Law School

Staff profile

Prof Aileen McHarg, LL.B., Ph.D.

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Aileen McHarg has been Professor of Public Law and Human Rights at Durham Law School since September 2019. Prior to that she held a Chair in Public Law at Strathclyde University, and before that posts at Glasgow and Bristol Universities.

Her main teaching and research interests lie in UK and Scottish constitutional and administrative law. She publishes widely in these fields, but has particular expertise in devolution and the UK's territorial constitution. She also researches in energy law and regulation, where her publications focus on questions of energy governance and the promotion and regulation of sustainable energy. 

Professor McHarg welcomes applications for PhD supervision in both of these areas. 

Research Interests

  • Administrative law
  • Devolution and the territorial constitution
  • Energy governance
  • Sustainable energy regulation
  • UK and Scottish constitutional law

Selected Publications

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