Research Profile

Patrick O'Callaghan

Biography

I am a lecturer in jurisprudence and tort law at UCC and principal investigator in the Law and the Inner Self Project (2022-2026), funded by an Irish Research Council (Consolidator) Laureate Grant.

I joined UCC in 2014, having previously been a senior lecturer in law at Newcastle University, UK, and, before that, a researcher at the Centre for European Law and Politics (ZERP), Universität Bremen, Germany.

Research Interests

I am interested in the legal protection of personality rights, as that field is conceptualised in the civilian legal tradition. I am especially interested in applying law and humanities-based methodologies to this field. Ongoing projects include:

Law and the Inner Self

This project is funded by an Irish Research Council (Consolidator) Laureate grant. It takes as its starting point the socio-cultural narrative of the ‘inner self’, the notion that each of us has a deep and rich inner life or a forum internum made up of unmanifested thoughts, feelings, emotions, hopes and desires. The narrative has had such a profound and enduring influence that we instinctively cherish and value the idea of the individual as a ‘real impenetrable human person’, as Iris Murdoch put it. 


My project aims to deliver new and original insights about the evolution and nature of the idea of the inner self by interpreting it through the lens of legal change from the Middle Ages through the digital transformations of the 21st Century. Law is a social artefact and, as such, studying iterations of laws over time and the accompanying legal scholarship can reveal important insights about the social background. So understood, viewing the inner self through the prism of legal change can help us better understand how the idea evolved, how it has shaped our social arrangements and how it informs our contemporary views of the self.

In pursuing this research, I will be working with two senior post-doctoral researchers who will be joining the project in July 2023 for a period of 30 months. 

The Right to Freedom of Thought: Comparative Perspectives

I am currently collaborating with Bethany Shiner (Middlesex University/University of Oxford) on a comparative study of the right to freedom of thought. Working with over 20 legal scholars, we are seeking to better understand how the right to freedom of thought (as a distinct right) finds expression in positive law across the globe, how it is protected and applied. We aim to publish our findings in a book later in 2023 or in early 2024.

The Legal Protection of Personality Rights in the Digital Era


Fiona Brimblecombe (University of Manchester) and I are in the early stages of writing a book on the legal protection of personality rights in the UK. We will engage in a historical and conceptual analysis of personality rights before examining how recent socio-technological developments have impacted upon such rights. In so doing, we will assess how personality rights are expressed and protected, seeking to identify gaps in protection. A core focus of the book will be comparative, taking into account developments in Germany and at an EU level (e.g. the Digital Services Act, AI Act etc).

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Laureate AwardIrish Research Council01-SEP-2231-AUG-26€595,000.00
H2020 Proposal Preparation.Enterprise Irl13-AUG-2012-FEB-22€11,167.00
Understanding the 'Right to be forgotten' in Context.Irish Research Council01-FEB-1601-MAY-17€55,379.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Refining Privacy in Tort Law.
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) Refining Privacy in Tort Law. Berlin and New York: Springer. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2010)Personality Rights in European Tort Law
Brüggemeier, G., Colombi Ciacchi, A. & O’Callaghan, P (Ed.). (2010) Personality Rights in European Tort Law Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2021)Special Double Issue: Comparative Study of the Right to Freedom of Thought.
Shiner, B. & O'Callaghan, P. (2021) Special Double Issue: Comparative Study of the Right to Freedom of Thought. European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance: Editorship   [Details]
(2008)Special Issue: Human Rights in Private Law.
Ferreira, N. & O'Callaghan, P. (2008) Special Issue: Human Rights in Private Law. European Review of Private Law: Editorship [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2023)'Reenchanting Practice: Stanley Fish and the Challenge of Virtue Ethics'
Cahill, M. & O'Callaghan, P. (2023) 'Reenchanting Practice: Stanley Fish and the Challenge of Virtue Ethics' In: Martin, M. & Bustamante, T (eds). New Essays on the Fish-Dworkin Debate. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2021)'Between Pragmatism and Perfectionism in Legal Translation'
O'Callaghan, P. (2021) 'Between Pragmatism and Perfectionism in Legal Translation' In: B. Akkermans & A. Berlee (eds). Sjef-Sache. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing. [Details]
(2021)'Internal Coherence and the Possibility of Judicial Integrity'
O'Callaghan, P. (2021) 'Internal Coherence and the Possibility of Judicial Integrity' In: M. Nicolini et al (eds). Law and Imagination in Troubled Times. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'The Right to be Forgotten in Ireland'
O'Callaghan, P. (2020) 'The Right to be Forgotten in Ireland' In: F. Werro (eds). The Right to be Forgotten. Berlin and New York: Springer. [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'Reflections on the Root Causes of Outrage Discourse on Social Media'
O'Callaghan, P. (2020) 'Reflections on the Root Causes of Outrage Discourse on Social Media' In: M. Navin & R. Nunn (eds). Democracy, Populism and Truth. New York: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The Chance to Melt into the Shadows of Obscurity: Developing a Right to be Forgotten in the United States'
O'Callaghan, P. (2018) 'The Chance to Melt into the Shadows of Obscurity: Developing a Right to be Forgotten in the United States' In: A. Cudd & M. Navin (eds). Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Privacy. New York: Springer. [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'Malicious Falsehood'
O'Callaghan, P. (1st & 2nd edns: Mullis, A.) (2014) 'Malicious Falsehood' In: K. Oliphant (eds). The Law of Tort (3rd edn). London: LexisNexis. [Details]
(2014)'Defamation: Part II'
O'Callaghan, P. (1st & 2nd edns: Mullis, A.) (2014) 'Defamation: Part II' In: K. Oliphant (eds). The Law of Tort (3rd edn). London: LexisNexis. [Details]
(2014)'Defamation: Part I'
O'Callaghan, P. (1st & 2nd edns: Mullis, A.) (2014) 'Defamation: Part I' In: K. Oliphant (eds). The Law of Tort (3rd edn). London: LexisNexis. [Details]
(2013)'Monologic Thinking and the Eurozone Crisis'
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'Monologic Thinking and the Eurozone Crisis' In: F. Allen, E. Carletti & J. Gray (eds). Political, Fiscal and Banking Union in the Eurozone?. Philadelphia: Wharton Financial Institutions Center Press. [Details]
(2010)'A Common Core of Personality Protection'
Brüggemeier, G., Colombi Ciacchi A & O’Callaghan, P. (2010) 'A Common Core of Personality Protection' In: Brüggemeier, G., Colombi Ciacchi A & O’Callaghan, P (eds). Personality Rights in European Tort Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Mapping out a Right of Privacy in Tort Law'
Krzeminska-Vamkova, J. & O'Callaghan, P. (2010) 'Mapping out a Right of Privacy in Tort Law' In: Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union: Volume II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Ireland'
O'Callaghan, P. & O'Donoghue, A. (2010) 'Ireland' In: A. Colombi Ciacchi & S. Weatherill (eds). Unfair Banking Practices in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Germany'
Beckmann, P., Colombi Ciacchi, A., Ferreira, N., Moulin-Doos, C., O'Callaghan, P., Russo, T. & Turney, J. (2010) 'Germany' In: Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union: Volume I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Remdies in Tort Law'
O'Callaghan, P. (2009) 'Remdies in Tort Law' In: Smith, L.J. et al (eds). Haftungsrecht im neuen Millennium. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
(2007)'Protection from Unfair Suretyships in Ireland'
O'Callaghan, P. (2007) 'Protection from Unfair Suretyships in Ireland' In: Colombi Ciacchi, A (eds). Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: Formal and Substantive Disparity. Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2021)'The Right to Freedom of Thought in the European Convention on Human Rights'
O’Callaghan, P. & Shiner, B. (2021) 'The Right to Freedom of Thought in the European Convention on Human Rights'. European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 8 (2/3):112-145 [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Introduction to a Comparative Study of the Right to Freedom of Thought'
Shiner, B. & O'Callaghan, P. (2021) 'Introduction to a Comparative Study of the Right to Freedom of Thought'. European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 8 (2/3):107-111 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualising?'
de Mars, S. & O'Callaghan, P. (2016) 'Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualising?'. Journal of Law and Society, 43 (2):257-284 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Narratives about Privacy and Forgetting in English Law'
O'Callaghan, P. & de Mars, S. (2016) 'Narratives about Privacy and Forgetting in English Law'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 30 (1-2):42-56 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Article 8 ECHR as a General Personality Right?'
O'Callaghan, P. (2015) 'Article 8 ECHR as a General Personality Right?'. Journal of European Tort Law, 6 (1):69-84 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'False Privacy and Information Games'
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'False Privacy and Information Games'. Journal of European Tort Law, 4 (3):282-305 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Collective Memory in Law and Policy: The Problem of the Sovereign Debt Crisis'
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) 'Collective Memory in Law and Policy: The Problem of the Sovereign Debt Crisis'. Legal Studies, 32 (4):642-660 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Privacy in Pursuit of a Purpose?'
O'Callaghan, P. (2009) 'Privacy in Pursuit of a Purpose?'. Tort Law Review, 17 (2):100-113 [Details]
(2008)'Evaluating the “New Culture” of Human Rights in European Private Law'
Ferreira, N. & O'Callaghan, P. (2008) 'Evaluating the “New Culture” of Human Rights in European Private Law'. European Review of Private Law, 16 (5):657-663 [Details]
(2007)'Reversing Ubi Remedium Ibi Jus in the Common Law: The Right of Privacy'
O'Callaghan, P. (2007) 'Reversing Ubi Remedium Ibi Jus in the Common Law: The Right of Privacy'. European Review of Private Law, 16 (5):659-684 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Monologism and Dialogism in Private Law'
O'Callaghan, P. (2010) 'Monologism and Dialogism in Private Law' Journal Jurisprudence, 3 (2) :405-440. [Details]
(2006)'The Draft Privacy Bill: Comparative Perspectives on a Super Tort'
O'Callaghan, P. (2006) 'The Draft Privacy Bill: Comparative Perspectives on a Super Tort' Irish Law Times, 24 :251-256. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2011)Legal Perspectives on Tensions at the Heart of the Project.
Gray, J. & O'Callaghan, P. (2011) Legal Perspectives on Tensions at the Heart of the Project. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Policy Paper, EUI Florence. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2021)Review of B. Shmueli & Y. Sinai, Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
O'Callaghan, P. (2021) Review of B. Shmueli & Y. Sinai, Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2019)Review of P. Giliker (ed) Research Handbook on EU Tort Law (Edward Elgar, 2017).
O'Callaghan, P. (2019) Review of P. Giliker (ed) Research Handbook on EU Tort Law (Edward Elgar, 2017). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2017)Review of P. de Hert & D. Wright (eds) Enforcing Privacy: Regulatory, Legal and Technological Approaches (Springer, 2016).
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) Review of P. de Hert & D. Wright (eds) Enforcing Privacy: Regulatory, Legal and Technological Approaches (Springer, 2016). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Review of- R. Schulze (ed) Compensation of Private Losses: The Evolution of Torts in European Business Law (Sellier, 2011).
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) Review of- R. Schulze (ed) Compensation of Private Losses: The Evolution of Torts in European Business Law (Sellier, 2011). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Review of G. Black, Publicity Rights and Image: Exploitation and Legal Control.
O'Callaghan, P., (2012) Review of G. Black, Publicity Rights and Image: Exploitation and Legal Control. Book Reviews [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2021)A Comparative Study of the Right to Freedom of Thought in the Context of Emerging Technologies.
O'Callaghan, P. & Shiner, B. (2021) A Comparative Study of the Right to Freedom of Thought in the Context of Emerging Technologies. British Association of Comparative Law: Blog   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2022Laureate Award Irish Research Council
2021Teaching Hero Award National Forum/Union of Students in Ireland
2020Enhancing the Student Experience Award UCC Staff Awards
2020Researcher of the Year (Mid-Career) College of Business and Law

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)The Right to Freedom of Thought: An International Symposium,
O'Callaghan, Patrick (2022) Introduction and Concluding Remarks. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Right to Freedom of Thought: An International Symposium, University College Cork & Middlesex University , 23-NOV-22 - 23-NOV-22. [Details]
(2022)Law and Humanities Roundtable,
O'Callaghan, P. (2022) How Law Forgets. [Oral Presentation], Law and Humanities Roundtable, University of Southampton , 07-JUL-22 - 07-JUL-22. [Details]
(2022)Workshop on the Right to Freedom of Thought in the 21st Century,
O'Callaghan, P. (2022) Co-Organised by Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. [Other], Workshop on the Right to Freedom of Thought in the 21st Century, Zoom , 31-JAN-22 - 31-JAN-22. [Details]
(2021)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. & Noonan, L. (2021) 'The Irish Legal Information Initiative: Cultivating Key Graduate Attributes Beyond the Classroom'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Cork , 24-NOV-21 - 24-NOV-21. [Details]
(2020)Seminar on the Regulation of Political Advertising,
O'Callaghan, P. (2020) Discussant. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Seminar on the Regulation of Political Advertising, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London , 17-SEP-20 - 17-SEP-20. [Details]
(2020)Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 23rd Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2020) ‘The Right to Freedom of Thought: A Law and Humanities-Based Perspective’. [Oral Presentation], Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 23rd Annual Conference, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, Connecticut , 07-MAR-20 - 07-MAR-20. [Details]
(2019)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2019) 'Encouraging Reflection on the Value of Independent Thinking'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Limerick , 23-NOV-19 - 23-NOV-19. [Details]
(2019)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2019) 'Reflections on the Changing Nature of the First-Year Student Experience'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Limerick , 23-NOV-19 - 23-NOV-19. [Details]
(2019)International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress,
O'Callaghan, P. (2019) 'What Are the Necessary Conditions for Freedom of Thought in Networked Society?’. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress, University of Lucerne, Switzerland , 12-JUL-19 - 12-JUL-19. [Details]
(2019)Special Workshop: The Right to Freedom of Thought in Networked Society,
O'Callaghan, P. & Shiner, B. (2019) International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress. [Guest Editor], Special Workshop: The Right to Freedom of Thought in Networked Society, University of Lucerne, Switzerland , 12-JUL-19 - 12-JUL-19. [Details]
(2019)Law and Imagination Workshop,
O'Callaghan, P. (2019) ‘Legal Officials and Personal Integrity’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Law and Imagination Workshop, City University London , 24-JUN-19 - 24-JUN-19. [Details]
(2018)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2018) 'Publish or Perish? Reflections on the Pressure to Publish among PhD Students in Law'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Athlone , 24-NOV-18 - 24-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018)Amsterdam Privacy Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2018) ‘The Right to Privacy in Networked Space’. [Oral Presentation], Amsterdam Privacy Conference, University of Amsterdam , 06-OCT-18 - 06-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR),
O'Callaghan, P. (2018) ‘Social Media and the Shaping of Public Discourse’. [Oral Presentation], American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), Boston University , 17-AUG-18 - 17-AUG-18. [Details]
(2017)International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) The 'Right to be Forgotten' and the Opacity of the Self. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress, University of Lisbon . [Details]
(2017)Modalities of the Text Master Class,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) 'Corpus Linguistics and Interpretation in Law'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Modalities of the Text Master Class, CACSSS Graduate School, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) ‘The Right to be Forgotten and the Opacity of the Self’. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress, University of Lisbon , 17-JUL-17 - 17-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)British and Irish Legal Education and Technology Association (BILETA) Annual Conference' Implementing a Right to be Forgotten in the US’,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) Implementing a Right to be Forgotten in the US’. [Oral Presentation], British and Irish Legal Education and Technology Association (BILETA) Annual Conference' Implementing a Right to be Forgotten in the US’, University of Minho, Portugal , 21-APR-17 - 21-APR-17. [Details]
(2017)IRC Workshop on the Right to be Forgotten,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) Introductory and Concluding Remarks. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IRC Workshop on the Right to be Forgotten, University College Cork , 31-MAR-17 - 31-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016)American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy,
O'Callaghan, P. (2016) Developing a Right to be Forgotten in the US. [Oral Presentation], American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Wake Forest University, North Carolina . [Details]
(2015)IAMLH Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2015) 'Reimagining Privacy: Attending to Betweenness'. [Oral Presentation], IAMLH Annual Conference, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna . [Details]
(2015)UK IVR Annual Conference,
de Mars, S. & O'Callaghan, P. (2015) Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualizing?. [Oral Presentation], UK IVR Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast . [Details]
(2014)6th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance,
O'Callaghan, P. (2014) 'Liability Law and the Right to be Forgotten'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 6th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2014)European Studies Center Seminar Series,
O'Callaghan, P. (2014) 'Collective Memory, Law and the Eurozone Crisis'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], European Studies Center Seminar Series, University of Pittsburgh . [Details]
(2013)Allan Beever on Tort Theory and Legal Philosophy: A Symposium,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) ‘Tort Law and Background Justice’. [Oral Presentation], Allan Beever on Tort Theory and Legal Philosophy: A Symposium, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2013)Right to be Forgotten Workshop,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'Forgetting and the Privacy Narrative in English Law'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Right to be Forgotten Workshop, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2013)Centre for the Study of European Contract Law Seminar Series,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'The Institutional Perspective in Private Law Scholarship'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centre for the Study of European Contract Law Seminar Series, University of Amsterdam . [Details]
(2013)Privacy Symposium,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) ‘The Uses of Forgetting for Digital Life’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Privacy Symposium, Northumbria School of Law . [Details]
(2012)Integration and Disintegration Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) ‘Obstacles to the ECB acting as a Lender of Last Resort’. [Oral Presentation], Integration and Disintegration Conference, Centre for European Law, Birmingham University . [Details]
(2012)Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop,
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) ‘Collective Memory in Law and Policy’. [Oral Presentation], Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop, Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School . [Details]
(2012)Conference on Public Policy, Good Morals and Social Justice in European Private Law,
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) 'Human Rights, Private Law and the Pursuit of Equalitarian Justice’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference on Public Policy, Good Morals and Social Justice in European Private Law, Centre for Law and Governance, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2009)Symposium on Tort Law and Judicial Discretion,
O'Callaghan, P. (2009) 'Introduction'. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Tort Law and Judicial Discretion, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2006)Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2006) 'Germany'. [Oral Presentation], Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference, University of Bremen . [Details]
(2006)Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
Ferreira, N. & O'Callaghan, P. (2006) ‘Fundamental Rights and Private Law: Research Results and Methodology’. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Keele University . [Details]
(2005)Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: International Workshop,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) 'Protection of Sureties in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: International Workshop, University of Bremen . [Details]
(2005)Judicial Governance Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) 'Private law and constitutional rights: The approach of the Irish courts’. [Oral Presentation], Judicial Governance Conference, University of Lucerne . [Details]
(2005)Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) ‘The media, celebrities and privacy law in England: some comparative observations’. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Strathclyde University . [Details]
(2005)Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) ‘Developing a tort(s) of invasion of privacy in England: Lessons from civil law legal systems?’. [Oral Presentation], Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference, Stockholm University . [Details]
(2005)NYU Grian Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) 'Law and identity: The question of citizenship in Irish constitutional law’. [Oral Presentation], NYU Grian Conference, New York University . [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Member/
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member/
Society of Legal Scholars Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance Advisory Board Member2014 /
BAILII Board of Trustees Member2015 / 2021
Academic Council Graduate Studies Committee Member2018 / 2020
College Teaching and Learning Committee Member2015 / 2017
University Mitigation Committee Member2014 / 2018

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Law01-JAN-14 /
Newcastle University Senior Lecturer in Law01-AUG-13 / 31-DEC-13
Newcastle University Lecturer in Law01-JUL-07 / 31-JUL-13
Centre for European Law and Politics (ZERP), University of Bremen Researcher01-AUG-04 / 30-JUN-07

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent
Irish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Outreach Activities

 Description

Co-Ordinator of the Irish Legal Research Initiative (IRLII) Project (2015 - present)

Community Representative, Board of Management, Glasheen Boys’ Primary School (2019-2022)

Member of the Board of Trustees of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) (2015-2020)

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Common Market Studies Referee-
European Journal Of Comparative Law And Governance Referee-
Legal Studies Referee-
Mcgill Law Journal Referee-
Journal Of Professional Negligence Referee-
Journal Of Experimental And Theoretical Artificial Intelligence Referee-
Journal Of European Tort Law Referee-
Opinio Juris In Comparatione Referee-
Irish Journal Of Legal Studies Referee-
Hibernian Law Journal Referee-
Irish Jurist Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Undertaking B2 Course in French, 2022/2023

Reviewer of Monograph Proposals for Routledge Cavendish

Reviewer of Monograph Proposals for Springer

Reviewer of European Research Council Starting Grant Proposal

Reviewer of Monograph and Textbook Proposals for Cambridge University Press

Reviewer of Monograph Proposals for Hart Publishing

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I am the module coordinator of LW1106 (Torts I) and LW3367 (Jurisprudence). From 2014 to 2018, I was module coordinator of LW6004 (Research Methods in Law). 

I have supervised four PhD researchers, three of whom have completed their PhDs. I am currently co-supervising (with Professor Steve Hedley) Jessica Leahy who is writing a PhD thesis on tort law. I regularly supervise postgraduate students undertaking minor theses, having supervised work on fourteen such theses to date.

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