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Dr Jessie Blackbourn

Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights

PhD, LLM, MA, BA (Hons)

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Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights in the Durham Law SchoolPCL232 


Dr Jessie Blackbourn joined Durham Law School in September 2019 as Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights. She has held previous positions at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, and the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales. 


Jessie has an interdisciplinary background in law and politics and adopts a socio-legal approach to her research. Her research focuses on counter-terrorism law and policy, in particular on oversight and review of counter-terrorism laws, as well as on state responses to children suspected of extremism, radicalisation, and terrorism. 

Research interests

  • Counter-terrorism laws
  • Counter-terrorism review
  • Public Law
  • Human Rights

Research groups

  • Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Human Rights Centre

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Law & Crime: Counter-terrorism law and policy
  • Government: Counter-terrorism law and policy
  • Terrorism: Counter-terrorism law and policy


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