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Dr Chalen Westaby PhD, LLM, BA, PGCLTHE

Senior Lecturer In Law


Summary

Chalen received my PhD in Public International Law from the University of Derby and has been teaching at Sheffield Hallam University since 2008. Her PhD focused on the area of international legal history and looked at the development of the customary international law right of self-determination after the Second World War.

About

Chalen's current research centres on the empirical analysis of aspects of emotional labour. She has engaged in a study of immigration solicitors and the production of emotional labour in their everyday work.

More recently she has received funding from the Legal Education Research Network to complete a study of the impact of Law Clinics on Law student's perceptions of emotional labour.

Teaching

Department Of Law and Criminology

Social Sciences and Arts

Chalen delivers a module in Commercial Law at undergraduate level and International Trade Law at postgraduate level.

She is currently also a member of the teaching team for Law of Contract, a module taught at undergraduate level.

She has been involved in teaching on the Consumer Law and Policy, Law of Tort and the Law and Contemporary Society module at undergraduate level.

Publications

Journal articles

Phillips, J., Ainslie, S., Fowler, A., & Westaby, C. (2021). ‘What does professional curiosity mean to you?’: an exploration of professional curiosity in probation. The British Journal of Social Work. http://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab019

Waters, J., Phillips, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (2020). The emotions and emotional labour of criminological researchers. Methodological Innovations, 13 (2), 2059799120926059. http://doi.org/10.1177/2059799120926059

Westaby, C., Fowler, A., Phillips, J., & Waters, J. (2020). Conformity, conflict and negotiation in criminal justice work: Understanding practice through the lens of emotional labour. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 61, 100390. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2020.100390

Waters, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Phillips, J. (2020). The emotional labour of doctoral criminological researchers. Methodological Innovations, 13 (2). http://doi.org/10.1177/2059799120925671

Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Phillips, J. (2019). Managing emotion in probation practice: display rules, values and the performance of emotional labour by probation practitioners in their interactions with client. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2019.100362

Phillips, J., Fowler, A., & Westaby, C. (2018). Self-disclosure in criminal justice: what form does it take and what does it achieve? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62 (12), 3890-3909. http://doi.org/10.1177/0306624x17751528

Westaby, C., & Jones, E. (2017). Empathy: an essential element of legal practice or ‘never the twain shall meet’? International Journal of the Legal Profession, 25 (1), 107-124. http://doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2017.1359615

Westaby, C., Phillips, J., & Fowler, A. (2016). Spillover and work-family conflict in probation practice: Managing the boundary between work and home life. European Journal of Probation, 8 (3), 113-127. http://doi.org/10.1177/2066220316680370

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (2016). “It’s relentless”: the impact of working primarily with high risk offenders. Probation Journal, 63 (2), 182-192. http://doi.org/10.1177/0264550516648399

Westaby, C. (2014). A qualitative study of the impact of law clinics on students’ perceptions of emotional labour expectations. The Law Teacher, 48 (3), 248-280. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2014.965948

Westaby, C. (2014). What's culture got to do with it? The emotional labour of immigration solicitors in their exchanges with United Kingdom Border Agency case owners. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 20 (1), 1-26. http://webjcli.org/article/view/298

Westaby, C. (2010). ‘Feeling like a sponge’: the emotional labour produced by solicitors in their interactions with clients seeking asylum. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 17 (2), 153-174. http://doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2010.530882

Westaby, C. (2007). A critical analysis of orthodox approaches to customary international law and the search for transcendence. Journal of the Philosophy of International Law, 2, 6-38. https://www.electronicpublications.org/catalogue.php?id=47

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., Ainslie, S., & Fowler, A. (n.d.). ‘I don’t like this job in my front room’: practising probation in the COVID-19 pandemic. Probation Journal: the journal of community and criminal justice.

Book chapters

Westaby, C., & Subryan, A. (2020). Emotional Labour in the Legal Profession. In Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. (1st). Routledge

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Waters, J. (2020). Introduction: why study emotional labour in criminal justice and criminology. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Waters, J. (2020). Introduction: why study emotional labour in criminal justice and criminology. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Fowler, A., Phillips, J., & Westaby, C. (2020). Emotions in context: the marginalisation and persistence of emotional labour in probation. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Waters, J. (2020). Conclusion: What do we now know about emotional labour in criminal justice? Culture, context and conflict. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Waters, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Phillips, J. (2020). Doing criminological research: an emotional labour perspective. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Waters, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Phillips, J. (2020). Doing criminological research: an emotional labour perspective. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Fowler, A., Phillips, J., & Westaby, C. (2020). Emotions in context: the marginalisation and persistence of emotional labour in probation. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Waters, J. (2020). Conclusion: What do we now know about emotional labour in criminal justice? Culture, context and conflict. In Phillips, J., Waters, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (Eds.) Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Fowler, A., Phillips, J., & Westaby, C. (2017). Understanding emotions as effective practice. The performance of emotional labour in building relationships. In Ugwudike, P., Raynor, P., & Annison, J. (Eds.) Evidence-based skills in community justice : international research on supporting rehabilitation and desistance. Bristol: Policy Press: http://policypress.co.uk/evidence-based-skills-in-criminal-justice#book-detail-tabs-stison-block-content-1-0-tab1

Books

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., Fowler, A., & Waters, J. (Eds.). (2020). Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-Labour-in-Criminal-Justice-and-Criminology-1st-Edition/Phillips-Waters-Westaby-Fowler/p/book/9780367152017

Reports

Westaby, C., Phillips, J., Fowler, A., & Ainslie, S. (2021). An evaluation of the implementation of reflective practice supervision standards in the national probation service. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu.HKCIJ.07.21

Phillips, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (2020). Emotional Labour in Probation. HMI Probation. https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprobation/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/04/Emotional-Labour-in-Probation.pdf

Theses / Dissertations

Goodwin, J. (2020). The employee voice of older local government workers: a critical perspective. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Prowse, P., Bennett, A., & Taylor, C. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00368

Other activities

Since 2011 Chalen has had a Course leader role and manage the LLB Business Law course.

In 2011 she also became the Induction Coordinator and is responsible for managing Orientation at all levels.  She has also recently implemented innovative activities in the Induction Programme for first year Law students.

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