Our members

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Professor Sarah Blandy

  • tenure and rights
  • collective and individual property rights
  • multi-owned property
  • the interaction of family and property law
  • regulation of conduct, dispute resolution, and access to justice, amongst residential occupiers
  • the spatial boundaries of law, especially in relation to gated communities

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Deputy Director

Penelope Russell

  • Importance of genetic ties in parenting
  • Understandings and experiences of the exercise of Parental Responsibility
  • The nature of 'contribution' in the determination of ancillary relief cases

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Dr Matthew Bacon

  • Policing (in particular the occupational culture of the police, criminal investigation and covert policing practices)
  • Illegal drug markets and drug control policy
  • The informal economy
  • Qualitative research methods

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Julia Belshaw

  • Family Law
  •  Litigation and Advocacy
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law

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Dr Mark Brown

  • Prisons and penal policy
  • Penal history and theory
  • Colonial and post-colonial law and justice
  • Comparative jurisprudence
  • Global criminology
  • Transnational organised crime
  • Security sector reform
  • Fragile and post-conflict states

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Pablo Castillo-Ortiz

  • Comparative constitutional law and politics, with a focus on constitutional jurisdictions
  • Theories and models of judicial decision-making
  • European legal/judicial integration
  • Configurational analysis
  • Historic Memory

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Dr Paul James Cardwell

  • EU External Relations and Foreign Policy
  • The Constitutional Order of the EU
  • Regional Integration and Global Governance
  • The Relationship between EU and International Law
  • UK Constitutional Law

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Dr Vicky Chico

  • English Tort Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical and Genetic Services

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  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Public Law and Political Ideologies (Especially Conservatism)
  • Judicial Independence
  • Judicial Appointments

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  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • Law of Restitution
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Law

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Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

  • International and Regional Protection of Human Rights
  • The Work of International Courts
  • Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights Methods and Methodologies
  • Gender, Sexuality and Law
  • Feminist and Queer Legal Theories.

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Dr David Hayes

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Punishment and Society
  • Philosophies of Punishment

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Professor Tamara Hervey

  • European Union Law
  • Health Law and policy in trans-national contexts
  • Discrimination Law and social rights

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Michael Jefferson

  • Criminal law
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Modern slavery
  • Non-fatal offences
  • Corporate manslaughter

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Dr Richard Kirkham

  • Ombudsman
  • Constitutional theory
  • Administrative justice
  • Complaints mechanisms

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Professor Claire McGourlay

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal evidemce
  • Criminal Process
  • Miscarraiges of justice

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Tina McKevitt

  • Employment Law
  • Discimination Law
  • Law and business

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Dr Brid Ni Ghrainne

  • Public International Law
  • Treaty Interpretation
  • State Responsibility
  • Non-State Actors

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Peter Odell

  • Equity and Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Law

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Zoe Ollerenshaw

  • Contract Law
  • Classical and neo-classical theories of law
  • Supply-chain

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Tara Lai Quinlan

  • Police and Policing
  • Comparative UK/US Criminal Justice
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
  • Civil Liberties
  • Racial Disproportionality and the Criminal Justice System
  • Discrimination Law

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Dr Gwen Robinson

  • Community sanctions/penalties
  • Offender rehabilitation and management
  • Restorative justice

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Professor Joanna Shapland

  • Criminal justice
  • Victimisation, victimology and victims in the criminal justice system
  • Restorative justice
  • Business and crime
  • Offending, desistance and offending careers

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Carolyn Shelbourn

  • Protection of the historic built environment
  • Cultural resources protection
  • Civil liability for environmental damage

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Dr Layla Skinns

  • The police custody process
  • Police and policing
  • The role of the law in policing
  • Police legitimacy
  • Multi-agency criminal justice partnerships
  • Crime prevention and community safety
  • Mixed-methods research

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Dr Francesca Strumia

  • Citizenship Law and Theory
  • European and Comparative Constitutional Law
  • European and Comparative Migration Law and Policy
  • Comparative Federalism
  • EU Cohesion Policy

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Dr Philippa Tomczak

  • The sociology of punishment
  • The penal voluntary sector
  • Actor-network theory
  • Deaths in punishment
  • Penal reform and activism
  • Penal monitoring and regulatory bodies

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Dr Dimitrios Tsarapatsanis

  • The nature and function of bioethics norms
  • The content and protection of fundamental rights
  • European and international human rights law
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Legal theory and theories of judicial reasoning

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Joan Upson

  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law
  • Environmental Law
  • European Law

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Professor Peter Vincent-Jones

  • Contract and Public Law
  • Administrative law
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Public services contracting, governance and regulation
  • Comparative healthcare governance
  • Central-local government relations
  • Litigation in business practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Research methods

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Dr Maggie Wykes

  • Links between represented crime and real crime
  • Gender, violence and representation in law, policy and the media
  • Intra-familial abuse and violence
  • Internet crime

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Dr Ting Xu

  • Law, governance and development
  • Property law
  • Property and human rights
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Chinese law
  • Comparative law
  • Political economy

Research students

Our postgraduate research students are also members.