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Personal Statement

I have been a Professor of Law at Strathclyde since 2012. I am currently Director of Research for the Law School (from Jan 2019). I teach and research in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Discrimination Law and European Social Law and Policy. My current research explores the relationship between paid work and unpaid care, claimants’ experiences of the UK’s Employment Tribunal system, the impacts of Brexit on labour and equality rights and civil society's role in governance.  I have used a range of theoretical approaches in my work including Sen's Capability Approach and Fineman's Vulnerability theory. My research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the European Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Carnegie Trust and the Society of Legal Scholars.

Member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Scotland Committee (2017-2020).

Member of the First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership which is advising the Scottish Government on Scotland's post-Brexit human rights and equality framework. Our final report was published in December 2018: http://humanrightsleadership.scot/

Chair of the Equality and Diversity Forum's Research Network: https://www.edf.org.uk/our-research/

Member of the Scottish Government's Employment Tribunal Stakeholders' Forum which will inform policy regarding the devolution of employment tribunals.

Founding member of the Scottish Universities' Legal Network on Europe (SULNE).


External positions


31 Jan 201831 Jan 2021

Member, Scottish CEDAW Expert Advisory

31 Jan 201830 Jun 2019

Member, First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership

1 Dec 201731 Dec 2018

Member Research Network Advisory Board, Equality and Diversity Forum

1 Jul 2017 → …

Scotland Committee Member, Equality and Human Rights Commission

1 Feb 20171 Feb 2020

Member, Scottish Government's Employment Tribunal Stakeholders' Group

1 Jan 2017 → …

Member of Management Committee, Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe

30 Jun 2016 → …

Member of Peer Review College, Economic & Social Research Council

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Projects 2011 2019

Civil Society and Brexit

Busby, N. & ZAHN, R.


Project: Research

Work, Employment and Employment Law in Retail Fulfilment Centres - UK and India

Taylor, P., Briken, K., Newsome, K., Busby, N., Minz, J. & Paul, B.


Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2019

Fathers as carers in UK law and policy: dominant ideologies and lived experience

Busby, N. & Weldon-Johns, M., 3 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 41, 3, p. 280-301 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

family policy

Fighting with the wind: claimants' experiences and perceptions of the Employment Tribunal

Busby, N. & McDermont, M., 17 Aug 2019, In : Industrial Law Journal. 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

legal advice
employment system

Activities 2015 2017

  • 4 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of board

Equality and Diversity Forum (External organisation)

Nicole Busby (Member)
1 Jul 20171 Jul 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

Equalities and Human Rights Commission (External organisation)

Nicole Busby (Member)
1 Feb 20171 Feb 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee