Professor of Law Joshua Castellino, who previously headed up the Law Department within the Middlesex University Business School, will now lead the University's newly formed School of Law.
The new School will bring together law, criminology, sociology, social policy, politics and international relations.
Prof. Castellino joined Middlesex in 2007, having previously held positions at the University of Ulster, the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway and the University of Wolverhampton. He began his career in journalism at the Indian Express Group of Newspapers in India, before studying a Masters in International Law and Politics and completing his PhD in International Law.
Prof. Castellino has held visiting positions at Trinity College Dublin and Universidad Carlos III Madrid in Spain, and has designed degree courses in human rights for the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the University of Padua-Venezia in Italy. He has also been Adjunct Professor of Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights since 2007.
He brings a wealth of research leadership to this new role, as part of Middlesex's drive to strengthen research across the university. As well as being a renowned researcher and commentator on issues concerning public international law and human rights law, including speaking on United Nations panels, students will also benefit from his experience of engagements in the practice of human rights and constitutional law internationally.
The new School of Law is part of a wider re-structure of Middlesex’s academic provision which will allow the University to drive major developments in six distinct areas of excellence, focusing on producing internationally renowned research and forging new partnerships with business. The six schools, replacing a previous four school structure, are designed to better reflect professional career paths.