Dr Chantal Davies PhD MA (Oxon) MA (Chester) LPC (solicitor) PGCE FHEA
Chantal is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law and Discrimination Law in the Law School at the University of Chester
After graduating with a law degree from Oxford University, Chantal qualified as a solicitor with Eversheds in Cardiff specialising in Employment, Human Rights and Discrimination Law. She then moved on to practice as a Senior Solicitor in Davies Wallis Foyster in Manchester. In 1998, she moved to work as a solicitor for the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) in Manchester heading up a Department tackling strategic and wider enforcement of the gender equality legislation. While working as a solicitor for the EOC, apart from undertaking a number of major legal test cases, including to the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Justice, she also gave several keynote lectures to leading national organisations.
Chantal has been a qualified solicitor for 17 years and her practice has specifically focused on areas of equality law and human rights. Chantal is now a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law and Discrimination Law in the Law School at the University of Chester. Chantal has recently completed a 12 month funded project considering the experiences of BME undergraduate students and is currently undertaking follow-up research in relation to the perceptions of BME students towards employability. Chantal has published widely in relation to equality and diversity and regularly presents on issues relating to this area. Chantal is the Founder and Director of the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity which is a multi-disciplinary knowledge transfer and research body, As the Director of this Forum, Chantal is currently collaborating with numerous higher education institutions on equality related events and research including looking at the use of positive action by organisations in the UK and the gendered implications of the Research Excellence Framework 2014.