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Luke Bennett

Luke Bennett PhD, MRes, LLB Hons, PGCLTHE, FHEA

Reader in Space, Place & Law


Luke spent 17 years in commercial legal practice as an environmental law specialist advising corporations and governmental bodies on liabilities for land decontamination and the regulation of waste and industrial pollution. He joined SHU in 2007 and since 2011 he has been course leader for the BSc (Hons) Real Estate course. Luke teaches built environment law across the department’s courses, and has developed a related research output focusing upon the point at which ideas, materialities and practices intersect in the use and management of the built environment, with particular emphasis upon modern ruins. Luke attained his Master of Research (MRes) in Sociology, Planning & Policy in 2010 with Distinction and his PhD in 2015. In 2016 he was appointed Reader in recognition of his research achievements. 

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