Professor Ursula Kilkelly – Chairperson

Professor Ursula Kilkelly was appointed Chairperson of the Board of Management in January 2016. She is a Professor of Law at University College Cork where she is currently Head of Law. She is a widely published scholar on youth justice and Children’s rights and has particular expertise in the areas of police diversion, juvenile detention and youth courts.

She has worked with international bodies (the EU and the Council of Europe) to develop international standards in these areas and has undertaken research for bodies such as the NI Human Rights Commission, the Ombudsman for Children and the Council of Europe. She is an author of a number of books including ‘Youth Justice in Ireland’, published in 2006.

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