I joined the Law Department at Sheffield Hallam University in 2004, following the completion of my LLB (Hons) Law degree. Since then I have completed my Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at the University.
Since joining Sheffield Hallam, I have taught on a range of modules at both undergraduate and post-graduate level, and have supervised a number of dissertations and research projects. During my time at Sheffield Hallam University, I have been involved in various projects relating to on-line provision/e-learning, and have developed paper-based and on-line resources designed to assist students in developing their legal referencing/citation skills.
In 2013, I was awarded a Faculty Inspirational Teacher Award. I am currently undertaking a post-graduate research project which examines the human rights implications of the United Kingdom’s legal responses to terrorism.
My teaching interests primarily relate to land/property law, US law, anti-terrorism law and policy, and domestic and international human rights. I am particularly interested in the human rights implications of legal responses to terrorism, and I have delivered taught sessions and supervised numerous dissertations and research projects on this topic.
My principal research interests include states' legal responses to the post-9/11 terrorism threat and human rights law. In particular, my current focus is on the use of ‘preventive’ counter-terrorism measures, a topic on which I have delivered a number of papers at national and international conferences.
Department Of Law And Criminology
Development and Society
Academic and Legal Foundations, Equity and Trusts, Land Law, Legal Perspectives on Criminal Justice and Public Law and Human Rights.
‘Control Orders and Human Rights’, delivered at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies conference ‘From School Exclusion Orders to Anti-Terror Laws: Human Rights and the Use of Law in the Modern State’, October 2010
'Terrorism Control Orders', British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, July 2008
'Terrorism Control Orders: A Critical Analysis', Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, March 2008
'Restrictions or Deprivations of Liberty? Control Orders and Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights', Sheffield Hallam University Law Department Research Seminar, March 2008
'Control Orders: A Response to the Critics,' UCC Conference on Criminal Justice and Human Rights, May 2007
I act as a book reviewer for a number of publishers in the areas of land/property law and anti-terrorism law and human rights.