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Personal profile

Pinar joined the Department of Law and Criminology as a Lecturer in Law in September 2018. Prior to her appointment, she was a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London. 

Research interests

Pinar holds a PhD in Law from City, University of London. Her thesis was on the immigration detention of children in Turkey and the UK.

Her current research interests lie in the field of refugee law, international human rights law, and international migration law. 


Pinar teaches on a variety of modules on the LLB courses, including Public Law, European Union Law and, Asylum and Immigration. She is the module lead for Public Law and Law Dissertation.  She also supervises dissertation and PhD students.

Educational background

LLM in International Human Rights Law (University of Essex), PhD in Law (City, University of London)


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions