Brings an international reputation in equality and human rights

Bill Emmott"Equality and Discrimination in Europe"

Professor Aileen McColgan

Professor of Human Rights Law,
King’s College London


AileenMcColgan's research is in the area of equality/ discrimination and human rights. She has published widely in these subject areas as well as more generally in labour and criminal law and evidence.

Professor McColgan, a graduate of Trinity College Cambridge and Edinburgh University, joined the Kings College London in August 1991. She became Professor of Human Rights Law in 2001. She is a barrister at 11KBW and is involved in litigation and policy work.

Professor McColgan was the British expert on the EU Commission's networks of gender equality law and non-discrimination law experts until 2016 and has undertaken extensive research into discrimination and harassment at the European level.

Aileen is particularly interested in equality/discrimination in which she is recognised internationally as a leading academic in the field. She is also actively involved in privacy, data protection and freedom of information work.

Her recent publications include Discrimination, Equality and the Law (Hart: 2016).