Niamh is Professor of Financial Markets Law in the LSE Law School and previously served as Head of the Law School (2018-2021). She is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Zurich.
Niamh works in the area of EU financial regulation and has written a number of books in this area, including EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation (OUP) and The Age of ESMA. Governing EU Financial Markets (Hart). She sits on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals, including the European Law Review, and is a Series Editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation.
Niamh is an independent director on the board of the Central Bank of Ireland and a member of the Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities. She also served as Chair of the Commission on Taxation and Welfare, established by the Irish government in 2022 to review the taxation and welfare systems. Its report, Foundations for the Future, was launched in September 2022. Niamh is also a member of the Advisory Scientific Council of Better Finance (the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users) and a member of the Advisory Academic Committee of the European Capital Markets Institute. Niamh regularly contributes to parliamentary hearings on financial regulation. She was the Special Adviser to the 2014-2015 inquiry by the UK Parliament House of Lords EU Select Committee into the EU’s regulatory response to the financial crisis (The post-crisis EU financial regulatory framework: do the pieces fit?).