Kyela Leakey joined the School of Law in 2013. She holds a PhD from the University of London, an LLM from University College London and a BA (Hons) in law from Cambridge University. Having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005, she is a non-practicing barrister.
Before doing her doctorate her interests included, among other things, judicial integrity and anti-corruption. She was a consultant to Transparency International Kenya and later an adviser to the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, working on the Global Corruption Report 2007: Combating Corruption in Judicial Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She was a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary, University of London from 2009-2012, teaching public law and administrative law; and she was the Editorial Assistant at the journal Public Law from 2006-2012.