I joined the Department of Law and Criminology in 2013 having previously taught the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law at a leading provider of legal education. Prior to that I practised law in both the private and public sectors. p>
Since starting at Sheffield Hallam University I have taught on a range of academic and clinical modules on the Law and Criminology degree courses as well as supervising a number of dissertations. I also teach on post-graduate Masters level modules.
My main teaching interests are in the area of family law and I design and deliver the family law and policy module to undergraduate third year law students. I also teach introductory courses on law and criminology and practice aimed at first year undergraduate students. In the criminology field I have an interest in the study of victimisation and teach on a related module to second year Criminology students.
My principal research interests include child protection and state intervention. In particular, I am interested in the impact of legislation, policy and state actions on the private interests of the child and family and the associated human rights context. Since joining the university I have completed a LLM in research which focussed on this area and delivered conference papers on the topic.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Law/Law with Criminology
Family Law and Policy
Introduction to Criminology and Practice Introduction to Law and Practice
Victims Offenders and Vulnerabilities
Supervision of dissertations and LLM by Research
'Care Proceedings Reforms: Reduced delay or simply more front-loading? A review of recent changes and impact', delivered at 'SHU Public Law Conference 2018: Public Law: Besides Brexit?' April 2018
'Taking Children into Care: Justice sacrificed upon the altar of speed?' delivered at 'Sheffield University Centre for Criminological Research Symposium - Child Sexual Exploitation: Learning From Rotherham and Beyond' July 2016
'Child Protection: The new legal framework - a step forward or step back?' delivered at 'Hallam Public Law Conference 2015: Public Law and Police Accountability', March 2015