Professor Ursula Kilkelly
Head, College of Business and Law
Ursula Kilkelly (BA, LLM, PhD, PG Cert Learning and Teaching) is a professor of law, a Chartered Director and Head of the College of Business and Law, a post she has held since 2013. As Head of College, Ursula has responsibility for the School of Law, Cork University Business School and for academic matters in the Irish Management Institute, UCC’s provider of executive education.
Ursula is a highly published international children’s rights scholar, with multiple monographs, edited collections and peer reviewed journal articles to her name. She has undertaken multiple research projects, funded by international and Irish bodies, and co-edits Youth Justice: An International Journal, published by Sage. At the School of Law, Ursula teaches Children’s Rights and Juvenile Justice and is director of the Centre for Children’s Rights and Family Law, including the Child Law Clinic which she founded in 2010. Ursula was appointed chairperson of the Board of Management of Oberstown Children Detention Campus by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in 2016 and was reappointed for a four year term in 2019.
For more information see Professor Kilkelly's research profile here.