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Ms Trish Rees

Senior Lecturer, Law

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513511

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office - 017
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


A Swansea Jack born and bred, after finishing her law degree, Trish started work in the Department of Applied Social Studies working on the Approved Social Worker Programme and delivered sessions to social workers on mental health law. She moved to the Law Department in 2002 and is now the module director for Medical Law and Reproduction Law and teaches on the Tort and Contract law modules. She is also the Director of Employability for the College.

Trish loves being part of the School of Law and the wider University community. She feels lucky to have an incredibly varied job that allows her to interact not only with students and colleagues but also members of the legal profession and partners as far afield as Ontario, Canada.

Career Highlights

Award Highlights
  • Trish is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • She was nominated for Swansea University's Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award in 2020, and ranked as one of the top 20 in the institution, making it through to the final panel stage.
  • Trish was also nominated for the LawCareers Net Law Teacher of the Year 2017.

Trish is part of the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT), Open Door Programme, which matches teachers with teachers, to facilitate the development of skills, knowledge and confidence. Her colleagues on the Open Door Programme say:

"Trish teaches on a range of modules across the Law School and is the module director for both Medical and Reproductive Law. Trish comes highly recommended by her Heads of L&T and is well known for her teaching. Having watched her teach, Trish has a relaxed style and handles potentially sensitive subject matter smoothly, and easily. Her use of Kahoot was outstanding, highlighting its use to gauge student opinion and benchmark it for revisiting further through the course. She uses questioning to provoke student response and to query student thinking. Very good example of how to navigate through quite polarising material."