Areas of Expertise
Justice and Home Affairs (JHA)European Citizenship and IdentityFundamental Rights and the EUHuman Rights and Civil LibertiesDivision of competencesBrexit and IrelandLegitimacy of the EUTheories of and Conceptual Approaches to European IntegrationHealthcareScience and TechnologySecurityAsylum and ImmigrationCrime and PolicingHuman Rights
Online Academic Profile
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Dr Dickson has worked with print and broadcast media, she appeared on NVTV's Round-up of the week in Northern Ireland and local radio stations. Her research was also the subject of an Irish Times piece on the impact of Brexit of justice and security co-operation.
Dr Dickson completed her PhD at Queen's University Belfast, the thesis deconstructed the European Union's governance of the migration crisis and assessed the implications for core values, human rights and EU institutional identity. She is now working as a Research Fellow on a Wellcome Trust funded project titled 'Everyday Cyborg: Laws boundary work and alternative legal futures'. Rachael is interested in how multi-level governance affects the construction of subjects under the law and the power relations involved in governance strategies. She has also conducted commissioned research on the impact of Brexit on justice and security cooperation.