Stephen Tierney is Professor of Constitutional Theory in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh and Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. At Edinburgh he has also served as Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching and as complaints appeals investigator. He is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Toronto and has held visiting professorial positions in New Jersey and Barcelona.
He teaches and researches in constitutional law, addressing the changing constitutional arrangements of the UK and Scotland and the position of judges within the constitution. He was British Academy Senior Research Fellow 2008-2009 and Economic and Social Research Centre Senior Research Fellow 2013-2014, the latter position dedicated to studying the law and practice of referendums. He served as constitutional adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee in 2013 and as constitutional adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee in 2015. He is also editor of the UK Constitutional Law blog.
Professor Tierney has been appointed until May 2019.