Aoife Nolan is Professor of International Human Rights Law in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of the Human Rights Law Centre's Economic and Social Rights Unit at the University of Nottingham. Since September 2015, Aoife has co-directed the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area, involving over 700 members from 22 different University centers. Since 2016, Nolan has served as an independent expert to the Council of Europe's European Committee of Social Rights. From 2013-15, she was Academic Lead of the interdisciplinary University of Nottingham Children and Childhood Network and the Nottingham Summer School on Child Rights.
A member of the Coordinating Committee of ESCR-Net’s Case-Law Database. Nolan has published extensively in the areas of human rights, particularly in relation to economic and social rights and children's rights, as well as on constitutional law. She was founding coordinator of the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UKI (ESRAN-UKI) and has been a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter (ANESC-RACSE). She is a member of a number of Editorial Boards of journals related to international human rights law and has taught at a range of international institutions.
She has also acted as an expert advisor to the UN Special Procedures and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Previously she served as Senior Legal Officer at the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions and as Human Rights Adviser to the Working Group on Economic and Social Rights, including Relevant Equality Issues of the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum.