He subsequently completed an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the National University of Ireland, Cork, based on a dissertation on experiential learning to facilitate criminal justice students to make connections between theory and practice.
Ger is also the Course Director for the LLM/MA Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programme and School of Law Representative on the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee.
My research interests lie mainly in substantive and theoretical criminal law including a range of issues pertaining to criminal justice and criminal procedure. I am currently engaged in research on the double jeopardy principle in common law jurisdictions; the principle of ne bis in idem in the prosecution of transnational crimes within the European Union; approximation of the criminal laws of Member States; the principle of complementarity in international criminal law; and conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal cases.Other areas of potential research supervision include: codification of the criminal law; history and development of the criminal law; the sentencing process; international criminal law; judicial review and the criminal process.
My teaching interests lie mainly in the field of substantive criminal law, criminal justice, and human rights. I currently teach one undergraduate module: Crime and Criminal Justice (online) on the BA in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice and four postgraduate modules: International Criminal Law, Policing and Human Rights, Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing, and Comparative International Protection of Human Rights, which are all modules taught on the LLM/MA Human Rights in Criminal Justice master's programme.
- 2019 National University of Ireland, Cork - MA in TLHE - Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- 2018 National University of Ireland, Cork - PGDipTLHE - Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- 2017 National University of Ireland, Cork - PGCertTLHE - Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- 2005 National University of Ireland, Galway - Doctor of Philosophy
- 2001 National University of Ireland, Galway - Bachelor of Laws
- 1998 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Arts
- 2014 Complementarity in International Criminal Law Committee (2014 to present), International Law Association, Committee member (2014 to present)
- 2010 International Human Rights Law Committee (2010-2014), International Law Association, Committee Member (2010 - 2014)
- 2009 Member, International Law Association (Irish Branch)
- 2007 School of Law, University of Limerick - Lecturer in Law (2007 to present)
- 2005 School of Law, University of Limerick - Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Criminal Justice (2005-2007)
- 2004 School of Law, NUI Galway - Assistant Editor, Judicial Studies Institute Journal (2004)
- 2003 School of Law, NUI, Galway - Research Assistant, School of Law (2002-2004)
- 2003 School of Law, NUI Galway - Lecturer in Criminal Law (Part-time) (2002-2004)
- 2002 School of Law, NUI, Galway - Teaching Assistant (2002-2004)
- 2005 - Law Society of Ireland: Law Reform Essay Competition 2005, second place award
- 2001 - School of Law, NUI Galway: Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Law for PhD Research (2001-2004)
- External Examiner: Carlow Institute of Technology; Waterford Institute of Technology
Peer Reviewed Journal
An Evaluation of Possession' in the Construction of Criminal Liability
Irish Criminal Law Journal