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Peter is a lecturer at the University of Bristol Law School. He is an expert in the field of gender, sexuality and law. Peter regularly publishes in leading peer-reviewed journals and he has worked with numerous public bodies, including the UK Government and the European Union.


Dr Peter Dunne has ten years of experience researching and partnering with LGBT populations around the world. He currently serves as the Senior Sexual Orientation Expert for the European Equality Law Network. From 2019-2020, Peter is engaged in SLSA-funded research (with Dr Maria Moscati) on the voice of transgender children in England and Wales.

Previously, from 2017-2018, Peter completed an EU-funded project (with Dr Marjolein van den Brink) on transgender and intersex non-discrimination rights in Europe. Peter regularly publishes in leading peer-reviewed journals. His forthcoming monograph, Rethinking Legal Gender Recognition: A Human Rights Analysis (Hart 2020) applies human rights principles to the formal acknowledgment of preferred gender.

Peter is Family Law Co-convener for the Society of Legal Scholars and is EU Charter Editor for the European Human Rights Law Review. Peter regularly works with public and professional bodies, and he was an expert witness to the Parliamentary Transgender Equality Inquiry. Prior to entering academia, Peter worked as a Harvard Law Fellow at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NYC). He maintains strong links with civil society groups, such as the Trans Equality Legal Initiative. 


Trinity College Dublin, PhD 

University of Cambridge, LL.M

Harvard Law School, LL.M      

University College Dublin, BCL with French Law

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