Judy is the Graduate Programme Director of the Equality Studies Centre, which is housed within the University College Dublin School of Social Justice. She has considerable experience of the NGO sector, having worked as Assistant Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), continuing on with the ICCL as a member of the Executive Committee and most recently as Co-Chairperson (2003-08). In that capacity she has co-authored and edited several research papers including submissions to the Oireachtas and UN Committees tasked with examining Ireland's reports under various international human rights conventions. Judy has also engaged in training and policy work with numerous other human rights organisations including the Women's Human Rights Alliance, the Participation and Practice of Rights Project, SOLID (Strategies on Litigation Tackling Discrimination in EU countries), and Marriage and Equality.
Judy has written the commentary for EM