I joined the School of Law and Social Justice in Autumn 2017, having previously taught at LJMU since 2009. I am director of the Feminist Legal Research and Action Network (FRAN) and EDI Deputy (Law). I'm Equity and Trusts module co-ordinator and adopt a feminist approach to both my teaching and research.
My research adopts a socio-legal perspective and, to date, my research interests have generally focused on the intersection of gender and the criminal law, with a particular focus on the criminalisation of women who themselves have been subject to domestic abuse. Having engaged with feminist contributions to critical animal studies and having previously taught animal law my second area of research interest is legal responses to animals, and specifically companion animals. To this end I am currently Co-Investigator on a project entitled 'Legal Governance of Dog Rescues: Addressing Post-Pandemic Challenges in a Period of Austerity' which seeks to investigate the role responsive regulation can play in increasing the resilience of animal rescue establishments across the UK
Find a Supervisor
I am very happy to hear from potential postgraduate research students about supervising projects in the following areas:
> Gender, sexuality and law, particularly socio-legal responses to mothers/ motherhood.
> Law and policy responses to animals.
> Feminist perspectives on criminal law.
Other Personal Distinctions
- Nominated in the LSU teaching awards annually from 2013-2017. Shortlisted for awards in 2014 and 2017 (Liverpool Student Union , 2017)
- 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)