Dr Amanda Spalding

School of Law

Lecturer in Criminal Law and Justice

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Dr Amanda Spalding
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I am a Lecturer in Criminal Law and Justice at the School of Law. I teach across a range of law and criminology modules.

My broad research interests include immigration law, criminal law, border criminology, human rights and gender and the law. In 2018 I received my PhD in Law from King's College London. My thesis focused on the human rights implications of the criminalisation of immigration. Current research projects include developing a book based on my thesis and uniting my interests in gender and the law and criminalisation by examining the 'rough sex' defence which was recently legislated on in England and Wales.

Prior to working at Sheffield I worked for five years at Canterbury Christ Church University as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in both the Law and Criminology departments. I have also previously taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

  • PhD, King's College London
  • LLM, King's College London
  • LLB (Hons) The Robert Gordon University
Research interests
  • Immigration Law
  • UK Criminal Law
  • Border Criminology
  • European Human Rights (especially where overlaps with Immigration Law, UK Criminal Law and gender issues)
  • Gender and the Law

Journal articles

Research group

I am a member of the Centre for Criminological Research.

Teaching interests

My teaching interests align with my broad research interests meaning I am able to deliver research led teaching. I also encourage my students to consider both the black-letter law and the law in context including the social and ideological context in which the law operates.

Teaching activities

The UG modules I teach are:

  • Criminal Law
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Race, Gender and Crime
  • Punishment and Penal Policy