Senator Ivana Bacik, is the Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin (previously held by Mary Robinson and President Mary McAleese). She practises as a barrister, and teaches courses in Criminal law; Criminology; and Penology at Trinity. She is also a Senator for Dublin University. Her research interests include criminal law and criminology, constitutional law, feminist theories and law, human rights and equality issues in law.
Ivana is a long-time activist with pro-choice and feminist campaigns, including campaigns to get the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 and more recently acted as Rapporteur for the commission and report published by Labour Women to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, 2015 - 2016. She is also the author and co-author of many academic books and publications on crime, criminology, human rights and constitutional law, her publications include ‘Kicking and Screaming: Dragging Ireland into the Twenty-First Century’ (O’Brien Press, 2004).