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Members of the Centre for Law, Justice and Society

Professor Julia J.A. Shaw (CLJS Director) Professor of Law and Social Justice

T: +44 (0)116 257 7826

Areas of expertise:  interdisciplinary legal studies, human rights, public policy, sustainable development, law and the humanities

Dr Ohio Omiunu (CLJS Deputy Director) Associate Professor

T: +44 (0)116 257 7166


Areas of expertise:  international economic law, foreign relations law, comparative constitutional law, comparative federal studies

Dr Conrad Nyamutata (CLJS Head of Research Students) Lecturer

T: + 44 (0)116 366 4355


Areas of expertise: international child law, children’s rights, child soldiering and law of armed conflict, international human rights law, international criminal law

Jeremy Robson (CLJS Convenor - Working Paper Series) Senior Lecturer

T: +44 (0)116 366 4349


Areas of expertise: criminal procedure and evidence, criminal law, courtroom practice, advocacy

Dr Oludara Akanmidu, Lecturer

T: +44 (0)116 207 8984


Areas of expertise:  corporate law, corporate accountability, directors’ duties, enforcement, corporate governance

Dr Rajnaara C. Akhtar, Associate Professor

T: +44 (0)116 205 6112


Areas of expertise:  family law, marriage formalities, unregistered marriages, gender and family law, international child law

Dr Simisola Akintoye, Lecturer

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7790


Areas of expertise: corporate governance, company law, corporate social responsibility, data protection, IT law

Professor Dennis Baker, Professor in Criminal Law

T: +44 (0)116 257 7348


Areas of expertise: criminal law and justice, Asian law, Asian socio-legal studies

Professor Vanessa Bettinson, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

T: + 44 (0)116 207 8195


Areas of expertise: criminal law, sexual offences, domestic violence and coercive control

Dr Melanie Crofts, Associate Professor

T: +44 (0)116 366 4351


Areas of expertise: equality, diversity and discrimination - particularly in a higher education context, sexual and domestic violence

Professor Gavin Dingwall, Professor of Criminal Justice Policy

T: +44 (0)116 257 7175


Areas of expertise:  sentencing policy and theory, penal policy and theory, aspects of substantive criminal law - particularly relating to defences and absence of mens rea

Helen Murray-Edwards, Senior Lecturer

T: +44 (0)116 207 8161


Areas of expertise: criminal law, evidence, criminal trials

Dr Laura-Stella Enonchong, Senior Lecturer 

T: +44 (0)116 207 8620


Areas of expertise:  comparative constitutional law and governance, international and comparative human rights, African human rights system

Tim Hillier, Associate Professor

T: +44 (0)116 257 7184


Areas of expertise: criminal law and justice, sentencing, punishment and prisons

Dr Rachael Ita, Senior Lecturer

T: +44(0)116 366 4563


Areas of expertise: international law, international human rights law, interpretation of treaties

Dr Zoi Krokida, Lecturer

T: +44(0)116 257 7211


Areas of expertise: e-commerce Law, ISP liability, online defamation, online copyright and trademark infringements

Dr Sarina Landefeld, Lecturer


Areas of expertise: international humanitarian law, protection of civilians, international law-making, international relations, international law

Karen Lawson, Senior Lecturer

T: +44 (0)116 2506501


Areas of expertise: employment law and rights, employment status, employment law enforcement

Professor Ronnie Mackay, Professor of Criminal Policy and Mental Health

T: + 44 (0)116 257 7189


Areas of expertise:  mental condition defences, criminal responsibility

Martin Morgan-Taylor, Associate Professor

T: +44 (0)116 2577177


Areas of expertise: light pollution, built environment law and policy, international environmental law

Dr Zainab Naqvi, Senior Lecturer

T: + 44(0)116 250 4558


Areas of expertise: family law, minority women and the law, religion and law, critical feminism and decolonisation, social and gender justice

Dr Tobore Okah-Avae, Lecturer


Areas of expertise: corporate governance, corporate welfarism, international economic law and justice

 Dr Laura Pajón, Lecturer

T: +441162506122


Areas of expertise: criminal investigation, human trafficking, modern slavery, multi-agency collaborations, organised crime

Neil Parpworth, Associate Professor

T: +44 (0)116 257 8186


Areas of expertise: police powers, public order, pollution offences

Dr Nicole A. Pierce, Senior Lecturer

T: +44 (0)116 206 7112


 Areas of expertise:  commercial law reform, commonwealth studies, regional integration, regulation of financial systems, SIDS

Professor Dave Walsh, Professor in Criminal Investigation

T: +44 (0)116 207 8047


Areas of expertise: criminal investigation - particularly the investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects, modern slavery, human trafficking

Dr Kate Wilkinson Cross, Senior Lecturer

T: +44 (0)116 207 8950


Areas of expertise: ecofeminism, feminist legal theory, biodiversity, technology, sustainable development, climate change

Doctoral students

Zein Abdul Nassir Mukhtar

Amina Abdullahi

John Agbaimoni

Yazan Al Maaiteh

Moataz Alyanbawi

Sharon Ball (CURA)

Simon Britten

Tim Everett

Helen Franklin

Jessica Gallagher

Satarupa Ghosh

Martina Locorotondo (CURA)

Juliana Nnadi

Gerald Opiah

Sara Parr

Yana Sliusar

Thomas Smith

Emerald Woodward