Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol. Her research interests focus predominantly on labour law, international and EU trade, sustainability and the protection of human rights. A graduate of the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Balliol College, Oxford, she has held fellowships at the International Institute for Labour Studies (Geneva), the European University Institute (Florence), the University of Melbourne and the University of Auckland. She is currently a key contributor to an EU Horizon 2020 project on Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) led by the University of Oslo and is providing an international and UK comparative perspective on a Swedish Research Council funded project on ‘Inclusive and Sustainable Swedish Labour Law – The Ways Ahead’. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Industrial Law Society and an honorary associate member of Old Square Chambers. From 2019 – 2021, she will be chair of the steering committee for the global Labour Law Research Network.