Sarah joined the School of Law and Social Justice in Autumn 2017, having previously taught at LJMU since 2009.
Her research aims to generate new perspectives on legal approaches to women who fail to protect their children from harm. She draws upon feminist theory, primarily vulnerability and care scholarship, and utilise empirical research methods to explore the criminalisation of vulnerability. Looking more specifically, Sarah examines how s.5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (as amended) criminalises abused mothers.
Other Personal Distinctions
- Nominated in the LSU teaching awards annually from 2013-2017. Shortlisted for awards in 2014 and 2017 (Liverpool Student Union , 2017)
- Poster: Vulnerable children and their wicked mothers: Responses to Vulnerability in the Criminal Justice System.’ Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (Highly Commended) (Society of Legal Scholars, 2014)
- As a member of the AHRC funded Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality (CLGS) Sarah visited the Feminist Legal Studies centre at the University of British Columbia (Keele University , 2011)