Dr. Áine Sperrin

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. in Law

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Áine is currently a Post-Doctoral researcher with the Re(al) Productive Justice Project at the CDLP.  Her Phd research focused on independent living in post-conflict countries for adults with intellectual disabilities.

She was supervised by Prof. Eilionoir Flynn and funded by the Irish Research Council.

Áine has worked with a wide variety of Irish and International human rights groups including Dublin Simon Community, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, National Platform of Self Advocates, Disability Federation of Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Rights Watch UK and Amnesty International USA. Her research interests span all areas of social justice which is reflected in her career to date. The rights of persons with disabilities, housing and community participation of marginalised communities are of particular interest to her. Áine tutored in Constitutional law during her Phd and has been a guest lecturer to the LLM in Comparative Disability Law. 

Áine obtained her Bachelor of Civil Law from UCD in 2010 and received her Masters of Law from Trinity College Dublin in 2011.