Lecturer in Law
Legal Studies
Telephone: (01792) 602012
Room: Office - 132
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

My research interests lie broadly within the areas of human rights, counterterrorism legislation and public law. In particular, the problem of normalisation of restrictive measures and the impact this has on rights protection. My current focus is the conflict between national security considerations and the right to a fair trial. My PhD examines the compatibility of the use of closed material procedures under the Justice and Security Act 2013 with ECHR standards of fairness.

Prior to commencing my PhD I obtained an LLB (First-class honours, Swansea University) and an LLM in Human Rights and International Law (Distinction, University of Birmingham). I was appointed as a Lecturer in the College of Law and Criminology in July 2016.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Rights
  • Counterterrorism legislation
  • Access to justice
  • Right to a fair trial
  • European Convention on Human Rights

Teaching

  • LA-369A Coursework 1 & 2 for Graduate Diploma in Law

    Coursework 1: One piece of coursework to be completed in either Criminal, Land or Tort Coursework 2: One piece of coursework to be completed in either Contract, Public or Trusts

  • LAA206 Equity & Trusts 2

    This module examines the nature and development of equity and affords an overview of the key principles and doctrines of equity. The module focuses in particular on the application of the trust concept to modern life including charitable trusts, resuting trusts and constructive trusts. It provides a sound basis for understanding the nature and types of these types of trust, the diverse contexts in which these trusts arise, the principles governing their creation and enforcement, the beneficial interests operating behind the trust, the obligations imposed on trustees and the remedies available for breaches of trust.

  • LAA209 Equity & Trusts 2

    This module examines the nature and development of equity and affords an overview of the key principles and doctrines of equity. The module focuses in particular on the application of the trust concept to modern life including resuting trusts and constructive trusts. It provides a sound basis for understanding the nature and types of these types of trust, the diverse contexts in which these trusts arise, the principles governing their creation and enforcement, the beneficial interests operating behind the trust, the obligations imposed on trustees and the remedies available for breaches of trust

  • LAAM10 Human Rights and Terrorism Online

    Terrorist use of the Internet is a rapidly growing phenomenon. This module examines a variety of terrorists' online activities, including propaganda, recruitment, radicalisation, communication, fund-raising, training and cyberattack. It considers different forms of response to these activities, including the contrast between "soft" and "hard" interventions and the potential impact of these different responses on human rights. Lastly, the module also considers ways in which the Internet can be used as a counterterrorism tool - such as dataveillance - and again explores the human rights implications of these measures.

  • LAQ309 Equity and Trusts 2

    This module examines the nature and development of equity and affords an overview of the key principles and doctrines of equity. The module focuses in particular on the application of the trust concept to modern life including resuting trusts and constructive trusts. It provides a sound basis for understanding the nature and types of these types of trust, the diverse contexts in which these trusts arise, the principles governing their creation and enforcement, the beneficial interests operating behind the trust, the obligations imposed on trustees and the remedies available for breaches of trust

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Katy Vaughan
    Other supervisor: Prof Stuart Macdonald

Administrative Responsibilities

  • LLB Admissions Tutor - College of Law and Criminology

    2016 - Present

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2016 2017 Teaching Assistant College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University