Mr Rolf Ring, Deputy Director of RWI says: "We are delighted that Professor Smith will take up this very important position and we believe her expertise in human rights will leave a lasting legacy on Human Rights education at PULS."
Rhona, who is Professor of International Human Rights at Northumbria University Law School
, has regularly been invited to work with the internationally renowned Nordic Human Rights Centres
on projects overseas, which has involved substantial work developing human rights capacity in China.
Before joining Northumbria's Law School, she was a lecturer in law at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
has also delivered guest lectures at universities around the world including the University of New South Wales
in Sydney, Australia, Cornell University
in the United States of America, the Islamic University of Indonesia
in Yogyakarta, the University of Western Ontario
in Canada and the University of Inner Mongolia, China
As well as having a wealth of books published on the subject of International Human Rights, Rhona has also been invited to provide contributions and chapters to other published works on the subject and she
has had a number of articles published in international journals.