Baroness O'Loan

Baroness O'Loan's full title is The Baroness O'Loan DBE MRIA. Her name is Nuala Patricia O'Loan, and she is a current member of the House of Lords.


Find out about the experience of Baroness O'Loan outside of Parliament.

Non political

Ministry of Justice
Member of the Independent Review of the Human Rights Act
2021 - 2022
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster Trust
Member, Chair of the Trustee’s Safeguarding Committee
2020 -
Op Kenova
Member of the International Steering Group for Operation Kenova, investigating the activities of an alleged British Army agent, known as Stakeknife, and murder cases from the Northern Ireland Troubles
2016 -
Home Office
Chair of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel
2014 - 2021
Home Office
Review of allegations of abuse contained in a document entitled 'Outsourcing Abuse'
Maynooth University
Chair of the Governing Authority, Maynooth University, Ireland
2010 - 2020
Chair, Formal Investigation into Human Rights in England and Wales
Government of Ireland
Ireland's Roving Ambassador for Conflict Resolution and Special Envoy to Timor Leste and for UNSCR 1325, Women, Peace and Security
2009 - 2011
Special Commissioner, Formal Investigation into Racism in Policing in England and Wales
2003 - 2005
Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
1999 - 2007
Police Authority NI
Custody Visitor to police stations in Northern Ireland
1992 - 1999
University of Ulster
Senior Lecturer, Jean Monnet Chair in European Law
1985 - 1999
University of Ulster
Solicitor, Lecturer in Law, European Law
1976 - 1980

Public life

Member of the Independent Panel monitoring PSNI investigations of UVF murders
2015 - 2020
Catholic Council, for England’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
2015 -
Basque International Contact Group
Member, ETA issue in the Basque Country
2010 - 2016
NETPLUSS Club de Madrid
2009 -
Police Authority NI
Member, Vice-Chair of the Community Relations Committee
1997 - 1999
Northern Ireland Consumer Committee for Electricity
1997 - 1999
Northern Health and Social Services Board
Member, Convenor of NHS Complaints
1994 - 1996
Police Authority NI
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster Trust
1992 - 1999
European Commission’s Consumers Consultative Council
Legal Expert Member
1992 - 1994
General Consumer Council (NI)
Member, Convenor of the Transport and Energy Group
1990 -