Dr Maria Federica Moscati is Reader in Law and Society at the University of Sussex, where she was previously a Senior Lecturer in Family Law. She is an Italian advocate and trained mediator and holds a PhD from SOAS. Before undertaking her doctorate she worked for Save the Children Italy where she specialised in children’s rights. Her main research interests lie in issues relating to ADR, access to justice, comparative family law, human rights with a focus on children, and LGBTIQ+ people. She is co-director of the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technology and Health, and joint editor of Mediation Theory and Practice. Maria combines research with activism in support of LGBTIQ+ people.