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Research interests

I am a lecturer in Criminal Law/Litigation and Criminal Evidence, and a lawyer with experience in family law specialising in matters relating to children, and criminal law, both adult and youth courts. 

My PhD into International Children's Rights investigated whether it is possible to find commonalities underpinning the legal framework around children and child rights within State parties which, in the view of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, are some of those who have achieved better implementation of the Convention. 

I am interested in continuing to research how law and society interact in the fields of children’s rights and am exploring the use of social research methods for legal research.

I am currently working on presentations and papers on:

  • Discrimination of Children
  • The use of the UNCRC in UK judgments
  • Environmental rights within children’s rights

Teaching interests

I teach on Law Modules:

  • LC4D060 Litigation and Advocacy – Criminal Advocacy (Masters LPC)
  • LC2D160 Litigation and Advocacy – Criminal Advocacy (Undergraduate LPC)
  • LC3S242 Criminal Evidence
  • LC2S169 Criminal Evidence
  • LC4H170 Advanced Criminal Litigation
  • LC3H210 Advanced Criminal Litigation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Research Law, Postgraduate Diploma, University of London, Birkbeck

Award Date: 1 Nov 2012

Criminology and Criminal Justice, LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 1 Nov 2006

Law, Bar Vocational Course, College of Law

Award Date: 29 Jul 2005

Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law

Award Date: 1 Jul 2003

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