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HKC Advisory Committee

The Department for Law and Criminology (HKC) Advisory Committee is an essential component in ensuring that our portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and research activity is informed by and shared with an active and informed group of professional stakeholders. The committee:

  • comments on opportunities, trends and issues of long-term strategic importance
  • supports HKC Advisory Committee in developing new initiatives by acting as a sounding board and by stimulating new ideas
  • provides up-to-date information about major developments within the sector in the UK and overseas
  • helps the HKC Advisory Committee establish and develop contact with relevant individuals and organisations in the professional and education sector
  • acts as an advocate of HKC Advisory Committee within relevant professional sectors and across the UK and overseas
  • participates in supporting specific HKC Advisory Committee programmes
  • serves as a channel of professional advice, keeping us informed of major developments, offering fresh insights and identifying new opportunities
  • provides inputs to strategy and monitors the achievement of our strategic objectives
  • helps widen knowledge of our programmes across the UK and to key decision makers within The Law Society, The Bar Council and a range of other key stakeholders in the civil and criminal justice system at home and abroad

Members of the committee

  • Dr Andrew Wilson – Chair of Advisory Committee and Director of Staff Development (Loughborough University)
  • Judge Oscar del Fabbro – Circuit Judge to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Snaresbrook Crown Court
  • Bruce Houlder CB, QC, DL – Recorder of the Crown Court
  • Catherine Fuller – Head of Professional Skills and Recognition, HMPPS, NOMS
  • Dr Sunil Kumar – Lecturer in Social Policy and Development, LSE
  • Harriet Ware-Austin – Partner in Adroit Consultants
  • Sarah Chand – Director for National Probation Service, Midlands
  • Rosemary Evans – Former Professor of Legal Education (Birmingham City University)
  • Professor Ann Stewart – Professor (Director of Postgraduate Studies) University of Warwick
  • Dr Conor Foley – Professor at PUC-Rio - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Professor Betsy Stanko OBE – Former Head, Evidence and Insight, Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime in London
  • Professor Francesca Klug OBE – Visiting Professor at LSE Human Rights
  • Professor John Coldron – Emeritus Professor at Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Education and Inclusion Research
  • Graham Beck - Governor – ‎Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
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