Siobhán Airey

Researcher

Siobhán’s research focuses on the relationship between law, governance and development and she has recently commenced an Irish Research Council Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (Oct 2017 – Sept 2020) focusing on the international governance of the financing of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Fellowship has been structured as an innovative partnership between the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam and University College Dublin, Ireland. Her doctoral research in law at the University of Ottawa examines the legal nature of the international governance of Official Development Assistance or development aid. Her research engages ideas from law, critical theory, political economy and development theory to examine the evolving role of law and the legal form in the global governance of transnational development ‘projects’ such as in sustainable development and climate change. She has been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute, Florence; the School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australia National University, Canberra; the School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; the College of Business, University College Dublin, and is an alumni of Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy.