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Professor Tonia Novitz



Professor Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol. She first studied law at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and qualified in Wellington as a Barrister and Solicitor, specialising in employment law and civil litigation. She then studied at Balliol College, Oxford, where she was awarded the BCL and completed her doctorate. She has been a visiting fellow at the International Institute for Labour Studies at the International Labour Organisation (Geneva), a Jean Monnet Fellow and a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence), a senior visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne and a visiting professor at the University of Auckland. She is a member of the editorial board of the UK Industrial Law Journal, with special responsibility for the Recent Legislation section. She is also a honorary member of Old Square Chambers (non-practising). She has written on UK labour law, international labour standards, EU social policy, EU external relations and trade, as well as mechanisms for the protection of human rights. She was author of International and European Protection of the Right to Strike (Oxford University Press, 2003), and has been co-editor of a number of edited collections, including Human Rights at Work (with Colin Fenwick, Hart Publishing, 2010), The Role of Labour Standards in Development (with David Mangan, British Academy Series, Oxford University Press, 2011) and Voices at Work (with Alan Bogg, Oxford University Press, 2014).