Eleanor is a Solicitor, Member of the Law Society of Scotland and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Eleanor is co-author of McManus and Russell "Delict-A Comprehensive Guide to the Law" (DUP, 2nd edn.) and has also authored the seventh edition of "Prescription and Limitation of Actions" (W Green, 7th edn.) (previously authored by Professor David Walker). The latter project was completed with the assistance of funding from the Clark Foundation for Legal Education. Eleanor is also the author of the chapters on "Breach of statutory duty" and "Prescription and Limitation" in "Delict" (SULI / W Green, 2007). She has published extensively in the areas of delict and prescription and limitation. She has a particular interest in legal issues surrounding historic abuse. Her published work in this area was quoted from in the Policy Memorandum which accompanied the Bill which subsequently passed into law as the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017.
Eleanor has taught a range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has experience of supervising and examining PhD candidates and chairing PhD examinations. She has been an external examiner for Law in a number of Scottish universities. For many years she was a member and Depute Chair of the University's Senate Disciplinary Committee. She is currently an Academic Disability Co-ordinator for the Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk as well as being a member of the School's Quality Committee and its Equality and Diversity Committee.