Dr Scarlett McArdle joined the School of Law in September 2021. Scarlett's research focuses on International Responsibility in relation to non-state actors, primarily international organisations and nongovernmental organisations. It also addresses the external actions of the European Union, in particular in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy. She has a focus on inter-institutional relationships and the nature and autonomy of actors at the international level.
Scarlett completed her LLB Law with German and LLM International and European Law in 2008 and 2009 at the University of Sheffield respectively. She was then awarded a School of Law studentship to complete her PhD at the University of Sheffield. She was awarded her PhD in 2014. Scarlett's thesis was on the International Responsibility of the European Union and considered the complexities in applying the principles of international responsibility to the growing external activities of the European Union.
Scarlett has published in the fields of international responsibility, EU external relations, Brexit and EU External Relations, and the question of autonomy and international actors. She is currently finalising an edited collection on the Law and Practice of the World Health Organisation, which is coedited with Dr Stephanie Switzer (University of Strathclyde) and is working on her monograph which analyses the fundamental weaknesses within the Law of International Responsibility.
Scarlett's research cuts across a number of areas. Her primary field is that of international responsibility and its application beyond the state. This has led to discussions and applications in relation to numerous international actors, including the UN, the EU, and the World Health Organisation. Scarlett is also engaged in work that considers the autonomy, power, and role of actors beyond the state at the global level. Her expertise also extends to EU External Action, specifically in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy. Most recently this has led to her publishing on the impact Brexit will have on this area.
Scarlett teaches on LLB EU Law and LLB Contract Law. She teaches EU trade Law, Brexit, and International Relations on the LLM.
SCARLETT MCARDLE, 2020. EU Crisis Management Operations and International Responsibility post-Brexit. In: JUAN SANTOS VARA, RAMSES WESSEL and POLLY POLAK, eds., Research Handbook on the International Dimensions of Brexit Routledge. 241-252
SCARLETT MCARDLE, 2020. EU Common Security and Defence Policy and the Development of the 'Global EU': The Progress of EU Autonomy in the Shadow of Brexit Europe in the World.
SCARLETT MCARDLE and MARK ECCLESTON-TURNER, 2020. The Law of Responsibility and the World Health Organisation: a Case Study on the West African Ebola Outbreak. In: MARK ECCLESTON-TURNER and IAIN BRASSINGTON, eds., Infectious Diseases in the New Millennium: Legal and Ethical Challenges Springer. 89-110
SCARLETT MCARDLE and MARK ECCLESTON-TURNER, 2017. Accountability, International law, and the World Health Organisation: A need for reform? Global Health Governance. 27-39