Appointed in September 2011 as Professor of International and European Labour and Social Law and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law. In January 2019, Professor Kilpatrick was appointed as Dean of Graduate Studies.
Before coming to the EUI in 2011, she worked at LSE and before that at Cambridge University. Her interests lie mainly in the law and policy construction of Social Europe, especially the EU’s roles. A focus of her recent work has been EMU and Social Europe with a particular focus on sovereign debt loan arrangements and legal challenges to those arrangements from those within debtor EU states before the Court of Justice and human rights bodies. She is also running research projects on the new generation of Equality Law in Europe and on The Court of Justice in the Archives. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Industrial Law Journal, the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations and the Giornale di diritto di lavoro e di relazioni industriali.
“I welcome research proposals on Social Europe, broadly defined. I am especially interested in new social challenges created by EMU and enlargement and in public interest lawyering before European institutions”