Chair holder, University: Ph.D. - Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, Bangor University/Swansea Law School
Tanya Herring, Ph.D. Education, Doctor of Management, Ph.D. International Criminal Law and International Human Rights research in the prevention and protection measures and mechanisms against the multiple forms of exploitation of children, legal empowerment and self-determination focus on the stateless child, refugee, and non-refugee. Dr. Herring’s academic vita also includes Executive Juris Doctorate (EJD) studies, and she holds a Masters in Law (LLM), Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s of Science in Administration (MSA). Dr. Herring’s academic pursuits are motivated by her desire to be the ‘voice-for-the-voiceless’ unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking child. That motivation has led to additional specialized training from the Netherlands’ based Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and the Université de Genève on Children’s Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.
Her socio-legal approach in supporting Children’s Rights and the Law has been further guided global engagement of international government officials, legal and academic practitioners, and a host of child advocates through symposiums, lectures, and workshops in North America (Canada, USA), Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand), the Oceania Region (Australia, New Zealand), Russia, and across multiple areas of Europe (Hungary, Serbia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and all four nations in the United Kingdom [England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales).
As a scholar-practitioner in management and workforce development, her expertise has extended to the Southern Pacific Micronesian Islands, Guam, Panama, and included USA government officials, practitioners, and academics, on innovative processes that shift existing concepts to improve practice. Her educational approach has been presented at the UK Higher Education Academy, where she has earned Senior Fellowship, and lauded by the USA Washington DC-based Literacy Center. She has been awarded the Santander University Mobility Award, the Llewelyn Williams Foundation Studentship Award. Her research and body of work have been formulated into multiple book chapters, articles, and other publications that continually improve practitioners, to include: