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Professor Clare McGlynn KC (Hon)

Expert on violence against women & girls

Clare McGlynn

Areas of Expertise

Professor Clare McGlynn KC (Hon)

Law Professor . Advisor . Commentator .

I am a Professor of Law at Durham University in the UK with expertise in the legal regulation of sexual violence, pornography and online abuse, particularly cyberflashing and image-based sexual abuse (taking, creating and sharing intimate images without consent).


I work closely with policy-makers, victim-survivors and the voluntary sector to shape law and policy reforms, as well as with social media and other companies to improve their policies. In 2020, I was appointed an Honorary KC (King’s Counsel) in recognition of my work championing women’s equality in the legal profession and shaping new criminal laws on extreme pornography and image-based sexual abuse.

Advisor & Commentator

Advising and commenting across national and international press, mainstream media, social media platforms and UK Parliament.

Contact Clare McGlynn for opinion and comment.

News & Articles



Cyberflashing book


Clare McGlynn & Kelly Johnson

This book is the first comprehensive account of the nature, harms and prevalence of cyberflashing.


It identifies the gaps in the criminal laws of a range of countries and makes clear recommendations for reform.

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