Katrina has worked as a Research Assistant for the EU's FP7-funded Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies (FRAME) project at the Human Rights Law Centre, the University of Nottingham. She researched and co-authored two FRAME project reports. She also disseminated FRAME research at international conferences, including at the South Asian University in New Delhi, India, and at the University of Cambridge. She has also worked as a Pathways to Law mentor mentoring young people with ambitions to study law at university as part of the widening participation team.
She is currently a Midlands3Cities PhD student at the School of Law, conducting research into the extent to which the EU's trade and sustainable development instruments promote labour rights in the Ready-Made Garment industry of South and South East Asia. She focuses in particular on the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, the Generalised Scheme of Preferences-Plus, the new generation Free Trade Agreement and the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact.
Alongside her PhD, she works as a Clinical Fellow at the HEC-NYU EU Clinic, a partnership between New York University School of Law and HEC Paris, overseeing selected students from both universities working on a Clean Clothes Campaign project.
During her PhD, she undertook a research visit to the International Labour Organisation in Bangladesh as a Visiting Scholar, undertaking fieldwork in Bangladesh and producing a guide on trade and labour rights for the ILO. She also gave a seminar. She has also worked as a Project Facilitator for the Journey to Justice Nottingham project, taking an inter-disciplinary approach to managing and organising a week of events looking into teh history of labour rights in the textiles and clothing industry of Nottingham, collaborating with organisations across Nottingham including the Nottingham Framework Knitters Museum.
In the semester 2017/2018, Katrina teaches Law of the European Union tutorials. In the autumn semester she taught Employment Law tutorials, and in the spring semester is teaching EU Employment Law… read more
JEFF KENNER, KATRINA PEAKE and STUART WALLACE, 2018. The EU's engagement with civil society. In: The European Union and Human Rights: Law and Policy Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
KATRINA PEAKE and JEFF KENNER, 2017. The Bangladesh Sustainability Compact: An Effective Exercise of Global Experimentalist EU Governance? Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. 1-30
In the semester 2017/2018, Katrina teaches Law of the European Union tutorials. In the autumn semester she taught Employment Law tutorials, and in the spring semester is teaching EU Employment Law seminars.