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Gillian Douglas LLB (Manchester University), LLM (London University: London School of Economics), LLD (Cardiff University) is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and of the Academy of Social Sciences. She takes up the post of Executive Dean, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London in 2017, having previously taught at the University of Bristol, National University of Singapore and Cardiff University. She chaired the Law sub-panel for the UK’s research assessment exercise – the ‘Research Excellence Framework’ – in 2014 and has served on grant awarding committees of the Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust and AHRC.

She is the co- author of Bromley’s Family Law as well as being an Editor of the Child and Family Law Quarterly and a Case Reports Editor for Family Law. She has conducted several empirical studies into the working and effects of family law, with colleagues from disciplines including psychology, sociology and social work. She has received funding for her research from the AHRC, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Nuffield Foundation and central government. Her current research, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, explores the concepts of obligation and commitment in family law.