Agricultural Law Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast
Mary Dobbs is a lecturer in the School of Law in Queen’s University Belfast. Her research expertise lies in the areas of environmental law and governance, genetically modified crops and agri-environmental issues. More recently she has focussed heavily on the impact of Brexit, considering the potential challenges for both agriculture and environmental governance across the UK - key elements included consideration of the Agreement on Agriculture, the Withdrawal Agreement, the proposed agricultural policies across the UK (including DAERA’s engagement and the English Bill), the proposals on environmental governance and the particular challenges for NI. She has engaged with stakeholders, provided written and oral evidence to parliamentary committees and is currently teaching and training on these topics. She is also co-authoring a book on Brexit and Agriculture with a colleague in Cardiff.