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Claire’s research lies in the field of children’s rights, comparative law and international human rights law. She has published on a wide range of issues including parenthood (especially international surrogacy), child trafficking and children and sustainable development.

She is currently writing a monograph on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on child rights. Her first book, "Children's Rights in Intercountry Adoption" was awarded the Inner Temple Book Prize for New Authors, as well as the Faculty of Law's Yorke Prize, and has been cited by the Court of Appeal.

Claire is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, and is an Editor of the European Section of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. She is an Associate Member of Harcourt Chambers, and an Academic Fellow of Inner Temple, and has worked with organisations such as United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, Save the Children, and Avocats Sans Frontieres on issues concerning child protection, human rights, and rule of law.