John McCord joined the School of Law in 2014 and is a Lecturer in Law and Course Director for the LLM in Clinical Legal Education and Ulster Law Clinic. John holds a 1st Class LLB Hons from Ulster University in 2006 and PhD in Law from Ulster University in 2010. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of family law, children and young people, human rights, property, housing, policing and conflict and contested space related studies. John has a sizeable portfolio of esteemed commissioned research projects, peer reviewed journal publications, book chapters and international conference papers in law, socio-legal and property related disciplines. This includes family law proceedings, children’s rights, ethno-religious conflict, urban security, housing markets performance and analysis, property tax, compulsory purchase and energy efficiency. John has been successful in securing a number of EU FP7 and Horizon 2020 research projects concerning urban security, resilience, disaster recovery and critical infrastructure protection; crime & terrorism and community policing. He also reviews papers for a number of international property journals and specialises in providing research and consultancy in property.