Job: Senior Lecturer in Law
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School
Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 2078171
Social Media: https://elprblog.wordpress.com/
Jonathan Merritt has a PhD from De Montfort University, a first degree in law from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from NTU, a Masters Degree in Criminology and Social Policy from the Open University and over 22 years experience teaching law and criminology.
He joined Leicester De Montfort School of Law full time in 2006 although he has taught on DMU programmes since 2004.
Having taught and published initially in the business law field, Jonathan then researched for several years into policing issues.
Subsequent to that, a keen equestrian himself, Jonathan achieved his PhD in 2017 which concentrated on regulating equestrianism and horse racing. During this research and afterwards, Jonathan has widely disseminated his research into equine focused sports law in journals and at academic conferences.
Click here to see a full listing of publications and outputs.
Sports Law, Criminology (Police Powers and Community Policing)
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
MA Criminology and Social Policy
Sports Rights and Commercial Dispute Resolution (Masters Programme)
Issues in Criminal Justice
Socio Legal Studies Association
Society of Legal Scholars
Conference at University of Buckingham: Horses in Culture Society and the Law - 19th September 2018, conference weblink: https://elprblog.wordpress.com/
For inaugural conference in this ongoing series see:
Conference at DMU: Horses, Society and the Law: Past, Present and Future -11th April 2017, conference weblink http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/schools-and-departments/leicester-de-montfort-law-school/events/horse-society-and-the-law-past-present-and-future.aspx
External Income Generation:
Lead on consultative group (police/DMU/associate college/Skills for Justice). Tasked with designing Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice (Police Studies) from inception in 2003 to validation in 2004.
Lead on consultative group (police/DMU/associate college/Skills for Justice). Tasked with designing Foundation Degree in Policing from inception in 2005 to validation in 2006.
External Academic Consultant for Foundation Degree Police and Community Studies, Hull University/Bishop Burton College 2005 – 2010
Collaborative Provision Liaison with Castle College for Foundation Degree Criminal Justice (Police Studies) 2006 - 2011
External Academic Consultant for Foundation Degree in Policing (Nottinghamshire Police) 2006 - 2011
Academic Consultant for Foundation Degree in Policing (Leicestershire Police) 2006 – 2011
Consultant to Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry MBA (THIMBA -Liverpool University) 2016 to present
2nd Supervisor to Mr Liam Digan, Part Time PhD student researching the WADA Code and young and/or vulnerable athletes.
Principal Investigator, ‘Wider police family’ research project (SLSA - £1k + Internal £1.5k), 2008- 2010
Visiting Scholar, Osgoode Hall Law School,Toronto (£5k) 2008. In collaboration with Toronto Police Service.
Principle Investigator, Life Long Learning Research Project (£2k), 2002.
Reviewer for the following peer reviewed academic journals:
Denning Law Journal
Contemporary Issues In Law
Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
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