Dr Shivaun Quinlivan, is an assoicate professor in the School of Law. Dr Quinlivan specialises in equality law with a particular focus on education.   

She is a member of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law.  From 2018-2020, Dr. Quinlivan acted as an expert advisor to the States of Guernsey in relation to the development of new multi-ground equality legislation, legislation that was adopted in 2022.  Dr. Quinlivan with Dr. Lucy-Ann Buckley were awarded the President's Prize for Societal Impact in 2020 for their work with the States of Guernsey.  In 2016 Dr Quinlivan, was  awarded an O'Brien Residential Fellowship and has completed a period in residence in the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. 

Dr Quinlivan holds a BA and LLB from NUI Galway, an LLM from King's College London and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. She is also a qualified barrister.    

For recent relevant publications see: 

Gauthier de Beco, Shivaun Quinlivan and Janet E. Lord (Ed.) (2019) The Right to Inclusive Education in International Human Rights Law The Right to Inclusive Education in International Human Rights Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Lucy-Ann Buckley, Shivaun Quinlivan (2023) 'Inclusive Learning in Ireland: a Case Study'. International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, vol 23, issue 1-2 

Shivaun Quinlivan (2022) 'TD v. Minister for Education: A Chilling Effect on Would-be Litigants?'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, :47-55 

Dinali Wijeratne, Denis Dennehy, Shivaun Quinlivan, Lucy-Ann Buckley, Cameron Keighron, Sharon Flynn (2022) 'Learning Without Limits: Identifying the Barriers and Enablers to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in IS Education'. Journal Of Information Systems Education, 33 (Special Issue):61-74 

Dinali Wijeratne, Lucy-Ann Buckley, Shivaun Quinlivan (2021) Inclusive Learning at NUI Galway: Centring the Student Voice in Higher Education. NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland.