John Gray (LLB)



I joined the Centre for Applied Human Rights in April 2014.

Previously I qualified and practised as a solicitor in private practice, before leaving the law to work overseas (with an NGO in Geneva; and supporting grassroots peace-building efforts in Burundi, central Africa). On returning to the UK, I set up and led City of York Council’s community mediation service. In 2001 I became an organisational development consultant, facilitator and leadership coach; this freelance practice continues alongside my teaching at the University of York.


Selected publications

Responding to Community Conflict: A review of neighbourhood mediation 2002,
Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

A Tour of John Heron's Feeling and Personhood 2005, Oasis Publications.

With Bronwen Gray, "This We Can Say", a chapter in Seeing, Hearing Knowing: Reflections on Experiment with Light, edited by John Lampen, 2008



Centre for Applied Human Rights

MA & LLM Module Lecturer: Defending Human Rights

John Gray

Contact details

Mr John Gray
Teaching Fellow
Centre for Applied Human Rights
University of York
6 Innovation Close
YO10 5ZT

Office hours

Flexible and by negotiation; often Mondays unless I'm teaching.