About Barry Fitzpatrick
Barry is a qualified solicitor who was Professor of Law at the University of Ulster between 1995-2002, during which time I was Jean Monnet Professor of European Law (1997-2002) and Head of the Law School (2001-02). He was a law lecturer in universities and polytechnics in England from 1979-1995 and Head of Legal Policy & Advice at the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland from 2002-05.
Barry was a consultant from 2005-08.
In 2008-09, he worked for Citizens Advice (England & Wales) as Developing Discrimination Advice Co-ordinator. In 2009-11, he was Deputy Director of the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities.
Barry was a part-time Chairman of Industrial Tribunals in Northern Ireland from 1998-2002, Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Court for Northern Ireland from 2000 and am now Acting Chairman. He also sits on the External Panel of the Department for Agriculture and Regional Development (NI).
Barry has been a member of the Board of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Practitioners since 2012 and is working with Cara Friend as a Policy Consultant, on an EU project on rights of rainbow families in the EU.