Imelda Maher moved to UCD in 2006 to take up the newly established Sutherland Chair of European Law. She previously worked at the London School of Economics; the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (where she was Director of the Centre for Competition and Consumer Policy); Birkbeck College, University of London; and Warwick University. She has also held Fellowships or visiting appointments at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London; Sydney University School of Law and Lund University, Sweden. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Economic and Social Research Council Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia. In 2008 she gave the prestigious general course lectures on economic governance at the Academcy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence.
She is a member of the editorial board of the European Law Journal and of the Irish Yearbook of International Law and is general editor of Legal Studies, the journal of the Society of Legal Scholars of the UK and Ireland.
Professor Maher is academic director for the new UCD Sutherland School of Law building and programme coordinator for the LLM in European Law and Public Affairs.
She is a graduate of the UCD School of Law, holds an LLM from Temple University and a Barrister-at-Law degree from the Kings Inns. She was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2011.