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Associate Professor in the Durham Law School+44 (0) 191 33 43186


Se-shauna Wheatle joined Durham Law School in 2013, and teaches Comparative Constitutional Law and UK Constitutional Law. She was previously Lecturer in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford, where she taught Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. 

Se-shauna's monograph, Principled Reasoning in Human Rights Adjudication, was shortlisted for the Society of Legal Scholars Birks Prize 2018. Her current research interests lie in comparative constitutionalism, comparative human rights, common law constitutionalism and implied constitutional principles. Her work has been published in journals such as Public Law, McGill Law Journal, the Journal of Comparative Law and the European Human Rights Law Review. Se-shauna is co-editor of Diverse Voices in Public Law and the Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions. She is also an editor of the UK Constitutional Law Blog, with Mike Gordon (Liverpool) and Paul Scott (Glasgow).

Se-shauna is the Project Lead of an Open Research Area funded study on Unwritten Constitutional Norms and Principles:



Research interests

  • Unwritten Constitutional Principles
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • UK Constitutional Law
  • Common Law Constitutionalism
  • Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights


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