Sorcha MacLeod is an international expert on business, human rights and security and a Marie Curie Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School, where she teaches courses on Regulating Human Rights, Business and Gender: The Absence of Law and Privatisation of War. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law at the University of Sheffield in the UK and a Visiting Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. She holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow, as well as an LLM in International Natural Resources Law and an LLB (Hons) in Scots Law from the University of Dundee. She has a particular research interest in the private military and security industry and she has published widely on this topic. In July 2018 she was appointed as an independent human rights expert to the United Nations Working Group on Mercenaries and is also an invited expert to the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on private military and security companies.