Fellow: Tierney
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Professor Stephen Tierney
Professor of Constitutional Theory, University of Edinburgh
Stephen Tierney’s research is in constitutional theory and UK and comparative constitutional law. He has published eight books, including two monographs with Oxford University Press, Constitutional Law and National Pluralism and Constitutional Referendums. Professor Tierney is Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. In this role, he has advised Parliament throughout the Brexit process. He also served as constitutional adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee in 2013–14, advising on good referendum practice around the world. He was Editor of the UK Constitutional Law blog from 2015–20 and is a member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.