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About Karen McCullagh

Karen Mc Cullagh is a graduate from Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Manchester. She qualified and worked as a Solicitor before pursuing an academic career. She was employed as a research associate at Queen’s University Belfast, and also taught at the University of Manchester’s School of Law before joining the University of Salford as a Lecturer in August 2007 where she is a member of the Salford Centre of Legal Research (SCoLR). She is also a Member of the Confidentiality & Privacy Research Group (CAPRI) at the Centre for Census & Survey Research, University of Manchester.
Recently, she has been appointed as a Member of the Public Panel for Identity Cards . The Public Panel will contribute to future decisions, both practical and policy, relating to the National Identity Service (NIS) and provide independent scrutiny. Also, the Public Panel will communicate with the Identity Commissioner (Sir Joseph Pilling) who has oversight of the NIS and will report annually to the Home Secretary and to Parliament.


Present CAPRI Member, CCSR, University of Manchester
Present Lecturer in Law, University of Salford
Present SCoLR Member, University of Salford

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Data Protection, Privacy, and IT/Cyberlaw

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  • Cyberlaw
  • Media Law
  • Public Law

Contact Information

Salford Law School
Lady Hale Building
Peel Park Campus
University of Salford
M5 4WT


Article (peer-reviewed) (6)

Practitioner Journal Article (1)

Conference Paper (11)

Invited Speaker (1)