People

A team of almost 200 teaching, research and support staff keep us at the forefront of legal and socio-legal education.

Our range of knowledge and experience makes us one of the biggest and most diverse law schools in the UK.

This means we can offer quality expertise and support to all our students, graduates and research connections.

Teaching and research staff


Carolyn Abbot
Professor 

Research specialisms: environmental regulation, regulatory enforcement tools and practices, public participation, access to justice.


Orkun Akseli
Professor in Commercial Law

Research specialisms: secured transactions, corporate finance, arbitration and mediation, law reform and global lawmaking, sale of goods.


Neil Allen
Senior Lecturer (Law)

Research specialisms: mental health and incapacity law, Court of Protection, advocacy.


Eleanor Aspey

Senior Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: EU public procurement law, utilities procurement, inclusion of social and environmental policies in procurement.


Vincenzo Bavoso
Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law

Research specialisms: corporate law, corporate governance, structured finance, financial regulation.


Becki Bennett
Professor of Bioethics

Research specialisms: diverse issues in bioethics.


Iain Brassington
Senior Lecturer

Research specialisms: bioethics, medical ethics, medical law, jurisprudence.


Dr Fiona Brimblecombe
Lecturer in Law

Research specialism: privacy, free expression, defamation, GDPR.


Nicolette Butler
Senior Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: international economic law, international commercial arbitration, trade and investment policy, investment and human rights.


Neil Cobb
Senior Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: criminal law, law, gender and sexuality, land law.


Alan Cunningham
Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: law and IT, Intellectual Property (IP) law, copyright law, law and contemporary art, law and appropriation.


Margaret Cunningham
Senior Lecturer in Law


Amber Darr
Lecturer in Competition Law

Research specialisms: Competition Law, South Asia, Human Rights, Economic Inequality, sustainability, Institutional Design, Transnational Competition


Jean d’Aspremont
Chair in Public International Law

Research specialisms: statehood, sources of international law, state responsibility, the law of international organizations, international dispute settlement, the law of armed conflicts.


Sarah Devaney
Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Law and Regulation.

Research specialisms: regulation of emerging biotechnologies, regulation of professionals, regulation in the food supply chain.


Elaine Dewhurst
Senior Lecturer in Employment Law

Research specialisms: employment law, European law, human rights law, immigration law.


Dimitrios Doukas
Reader in EU Law

Research specialisms: European Union law, EU internal market and economic law, EU media and entertainment law, European and comparative public law.


Philip Drake
Senior Lecturer

Research specialisms: clinical law, legal ethics and social responsibility, accessory liability in equity for assistance in a breach of trust.


Lucy Frith
Reader in Bioethics

Research specialisms: Bioethics, social science, qualitative methods


Michael Galanis
Senior Lecturer in Company Law

Research specialisms: company law, corporate governance, securities regulation, law and economics.


Javier Garcia Oliva
Professor of Law

Research specialisms: law and religion/constitutional law, devolution, tribunals.


Fae Garland
Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies

Research specialisms: socio-legal studies, feminist legal theory, intersex rights and law, family law and gender studies.


Simona Giordano
Professor of Bioethics

Research specialisms: psychiatric ethics, bioethics eating disorders, gender identity.


Nicola Glover-Thomas
Professor of Law

Research specialisms: medical law, mental health law, private law, pharmaceuticals and law.


Luke Graham
Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: Human Rights, Public Law, Poverty, Destitution, Clothing.


Christos Hajiarapas
Lecturer in Law


Ruby Hammer
Senior Lecturer in Law & Deputy Head of Law Department

Research specialisms: employers' liability and vicarious liability, legal education and pedagogy.


Phil Handler
Senior Lecturer

Research specialisms: criminal law, legal history.


Ashley Hannay
Lecturer in Property Law

Research specalisms: legal history; modern property law; trusts; uses.


John Haskell
Senior Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: sociology of expertise and idea production of governance across a number of regulatory/industry regimes.


Soren Holm
Professor of Bioethics

Research specialisms: health care ethics, bioethics, philosophy of medicine, intersection between bioethics and law.


Caroline Hoyle
Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship)

Research specialisms: criminal and healthcare law.


Kirsty Keywood
Senior Lecturer

Research specialisms: medical law, gender and law, mental health law.


Aristea Koukiadaki
Professor of Labour Law and Industrial Relations & Head of Law Department

Research specialisms: empirical study of law, applied legal and policy analysis, labour regulation, corporate governance, EU social policy.


Jason Krentos
Lecturer in Law

Research Specialisms: Public Law, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Theory.


Ruth Lamont
Reader in Family and Child Law

Research specialisms: law relating to the family and children.


Joseph Lee
Reader in Corporate and Financial Law

Research Specialisms: AI, Fintech, Legal Tech.


Harriet Lipkin
Senior Lecturer (T&S) in Property Law

Research specialisms: land law, professional legal skills and mediation.


Gary Lynch-Wood
Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

Research specialisms: rule-following and the impact on regulatory compliance and culture, age discrimination, corporate social responsibility.


Gail Lythgoe
Lecturer in International Law

Research specialisms: international law, international relations.


Claire Mcgourlay
Professor in Legal Education

Research specialisms: miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, criminal evidence. 


Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi
Lecturer in International Law

Research specialisms: counterterrorism, public international law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and (international and European) criminal law.


Victoria Moore
Lecturer in Healthcare Law

Research Specialisms: healthcare law and regulation, patient safety.


Alexandra Mullock
Senior Lecturer in Medical Law

Research specialisms: end-of-life law, the legitimacy of ethically contentious medical interventions, regulation of health care professionals via the criminal law, law and ethics of cosmetic surgery.


Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu
Professor in Law

Research specialisms: theories and practice of international trade law, public international law, intellectual property rights law, investment law, international development law.


Annette Nordhausen Scholes
Lecturer In Law

Research specialisms: consumer law, internet law, commercial law, financial services law, private international law, European private law, European contract law.


Racheal Ntongho
Lecturer in Law


Amanda Odell-West

Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: the legal protection of emerging health (including assisted reproductive) technologies, comparative patent law.


Pinar Oruc
Lecturer in Commercial Law

Research specialisms: intellectual property law, especially copyright, and its intersection with technology, cultural property law, art law and Indigenous rights.


Geoff Pearson
Professor of Law

Research specialisms: policing, human rights, sports law, crowd behaviour and management, football ‘hooliganism’, ethnography.


Mark Josef Rapa
Lecturer in Bioethics


Iain Scobbie
Chair in International Law

Research specialisms: public international law, law, human rights, and peace building in the Middle East.


Graham Smith
Senior Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: police misconduct and legal remedies, police accountability, combating impunity for human rights abuse.


Siobhan Smith
Lecturer in Law

Research specialisms: international humanitarian law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Right To Education


Catherine Stanton
Lecturer in Medical Law and Bioethics

Research specialisms: healthcare and criminal law, legal and ethical issues relating to the use of genetic information within the family.


Robert Thomas
Professor of Public Law

Research specialisms: administrative justice and rule-making, law and public policy implementation, administrative accountability, asylum and immigration law.


Chris Thornhill
Professor in Law

Research specialisms: Sociology of Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; Law and Social Theory; Legal History.


Gillian Ulph
Senior Lecturer

Research specialisms: equity and trusts, land law, property law, legal skills, legal education.


Joanne Urmtson
Lecturer in Law


Fintan Walker
Lecturer in Clinical Legal Education


Abubhakri Yenkini
Lecturer in Conflict of Law

Research Specialisms: jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments; private International law and AfCFTA.


Emeritus Professors


John Birds
Emeritus Professor


Margot Brazier
Emeritus Professor 


Thomas Gibbons
Emeritus Professor


Neville Harris
Emeritus Professor of Law


Jacob Jaconelli
Emeritus Professor


Anthony Ogus
Emeritus Professor of Law


Howard Parker
Emeritus Professor


Asif Qureshi
Emeritus Professor


Frank Stephen
Emeritus Professor of Regulation


Honorary staff


Gillian Brailley
Honorary Lecturer (Teaching & Research)


Sarah-Jane Brown
Honorary Research Fellow


Hazel Carty
Honorary Reader


Nicola Chadwick
Honorary Lecturer


Kathryn Downs
Honorary Lecturer (Teaching & Research)


Alistair Maiden
Honorary Professor 


Nogar Ofer
Honorary Research Fellow 


Tunde Okewale
Honorary Lecturer (Teaching and Research)


Malcolm Oswald
Honorary Research Fellow


Elena Pineros
Honorary Research Fellow


Maria Smirnova
Honorary Research Fellow


Mary Vogel
Honorary Professor


David Williamson 
Honorary Senior Research Fellow


Departmental Administrator

Hannah Mooney
Email: hannah.mooney@manchester.ac.uk