Richard works as a researcher and project manager focused on individual and collective responsibility. His current research concentrates on public health emergencies from a rule of law and good governance perspective, with a view to building public trust in data-driven responses to public health emergencies. He was previously a consultant at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, taught international law at the University of Nottingham, and served on the Human Rights Institute Drones Task Force of the International Bar Association.
Richard has undertaken advisory work on the behalf of states, international organizations and private entities on a range of matters. He has also worked on cases before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UK Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. His research has been published in reports from various institutions and in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Conflict & Security Law, the Leiden Journal of International Law, and the International & Comparative Law Quarterly.
Richard was a student athlete and worked as a personal assistant during his undergraduate studies in economics and law at the University of Stirling, where he graduated with honours. He also has a law degree from the University of Glasgow, a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, and studied under a Grotius Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he was also a Reuben Lipman Scholar.
Dr Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott
Research Fellow in Public Health Emergencies and the Rule of Law