Dr Billy Melo Araujo is a deputy theme lead of 'People, Firms, Places' and a researcher within the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP) and Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast. His research focuses on international trade law and EU external trade relations. He has published on issues such as trade in services, trade and sustainable development and the democratic legitimacy of trade agreements. He has advised, on a consultancy basis, the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy on trade law-related matters and provided training to the governments of Northern, Ireland, Scotland and Wales on international trade law. He has also given evidence to the International Trade Committee of the House of Commons as well as the Finance and Constitution Committee of the Scottish parliament.