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I read law at the University of Newcastle-Upon Tyne and later completed an MA in Politics from the University of Manchester.

I began a career in teaching and arrived at Northumbria Law School in 2013, first as a graduate tutor, before being promoted to a lecturing post in September 2017. I am currently a Visiting Fellow in the Centre of International Studies at the London School of Economics.

My research tends to concentrate on international criminal law and transitional justice. My PhD was examined by Professor William Schabas and awarded without corrections in January 2019. To date, my research has been published in the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice and the Journal of Criminal Law. In August 2017, findings from my research were quoted in a judgment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia—a tribunal established by the United Nations and the Cambodian Government to try crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970’s. I am currently editing a journal special issue on international criminal justice in an 'age of misinformation' to be published in 2022. 

My teaching experience is in the law of tort and, more recently, public international law. In the past I have taught Constitutional and Administrative Law. Along with my colleagues, I am an author of English Legal System, published by Oxford University Press. For three years I was the leader of a distance-learning LLM programme in Information Rights Law before recently becoming the admissions tutor for the Bar Training Course. 

In 2019 I was awarded a Middle Temple Scholarship and called to the Bar of England and Wales in the summer of 2021. 

Education/Academic qualification

Law, LLB (Hons), Newcastle University

Law, PhD, Northumbria University

Education, PGCE, University of Leicester

Politics, MA, University of Manchester


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