Frank Mc Namara is a Doctoral Researcher at the European University Institute where he pursues research on State responsibility for migration control and border management which has been externalised and/or privatised. Frank has previously worked in the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and in the Refugee Appeals Tribunal in Ireland and as a Trainee at the European Commission in the Unit for Border Management Schengen Governance/Relations with Frontex. As well as the CONTENTION project, he has previously worked in the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) as a Research Assistant on a project focussed on the resettlement of refugees in the EU (Know Reset).
Frank received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also completed a postgraduate law degree (LL.B). His other postgraduate degrees are: an LL.M in European Law from the University of Edinburgh and an LL.M in Comparative, European and International Legal Studies from the European University Institute. Frank has published widely from well-respected legal blogs to peer-reviewed journals.