Gillian McKay


Prior to starting my PhD, my work experience ranged from supporting marginalised Gypsy Traveller communities to refugees, notably with the British Red Cross and the Grampian Regional Equality Council. In addition to internships in Argentina, Mongolia and Tanzania, I have also worked with the International Organization for Migration and Norwegian Refugee Council in Somalia.

Current responsibilities 

  • Teaching Assistant 2021/22: International Politics and Making of the Modern World

Research interests

My research interests are interdisciplinary, ranging from psychology to law and politics. The focus of my project is the United Kingdom’s responsibility to prevent mass atrocity crimes.


  • MA (Hons) Philosophy-Psychology
  • LLM Human Rights Law
  • MA Social Research