As a senior lecturer Peter contributes to teaching and curriculum design in a range of subjects.
As departmental equal opportunities and diversity coordinator he acts as a point of contact for queries about equality including making adjustments to accommodate disabled students and assisting with research and evaluation of equality issues.
Peter has worked as a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University since 2007.
He is a founding member of LawSync, a project which aims to equip students and practitioners to innovate in the rapidly changing world of legal services. He is particularly interested in addressing the various pedagogic and regulatory challenges to embedding the LawSync concept throughout the degree programmes in the Department of Law, Criminology and Community Justice.
While course leader for the joint-honours Law and Criminology course he contributed to the design of the new Law undergraduate degree programme including work on mapping core modules across the various levels on the range of degrees and routes through the programme. Peter is currently the Year Tutor for second-year students on the LLB Law degree and departmental equal opportunities and diversity coordinator.
Specialist areas of interest
Peter primarily teach in areas related to public law: administrative law, the English legal system, and EU law.
He is developing a module to enable students to work on legal innovation as part of the LawSync project and is also using some of the methodologies underpinning LawSync to contribute to the design of an applied equality law module which would make use of links with equality law practitioners to help students become commercially relevant in that field.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Smith, P., Whittle, R., & Griffith, P. (2012). LawSync: navigating the ‘blue oceans’ within the ‘emerging’ legal services markets. Legal Information Management, 12 (3), 203-209. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1472669612000473
Griffith, P.J. (2007). Protecting the absence of religious belief? the new definition of religion or belief in equality legislation. Religion and human rights, 2 (3), 149-162. http://www.pedr.org.uk/