Biography

I am a lecturer in the Law of Trusts and Land Law at the University of East Anglia. Previously, I taught at Kingston University and the University of Kent at Canterbury in the areas of Trusts, Land Law, Public Law and English Legal Process. I completed my thesis “Performances of Law Under Postmodern Conditions” at the University of Kent in 2009, resulting in the award of my PhD without corrections. I hold an LLB (hons) in law, also from the University of Kent.

I have maintained a critical interest in how law operates in context, and collaborated on a number of projects which explore the effects of law upon the communities in which it operates. This has included activities such as working with academics in property law to compose a response to a Law Commission consultation on cohabitation, and I have delivered papers at themed conferences which explore the effect of policy focus within the law. These papers are as follows:

‘Figurations from Dystopia: J.G. Ballard and Urban Space’, during Open B stream at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, the University of Bristol, September 11th 2012. 

Localising Graffiti”, during the ‘Art, Culture, Heritage’ theme at the Socio-legal Studies Association conference in the University of De Montford, 4th April 2012.

Attended an invite-only British Academy funded workshop ‘Distributing Time and Space’, 07th November 2011, Kent. Investigating the extent to which any study of co-ops and mutuals is reliant on a particular inter-play between space and time, and investigating alternatives to this model.

Laughing all the Way to the Bank(sy): Situating Graffiti in the Built Environment’ at the Society of Legal Scholars Conference, 08th September 2011, Downing College, Cambridge University.            

Individualising the Big Society: We are all in this (for ourselves) together?’ at the Socio-Legal Studies Association conference, 12 – 14th April 2011, University of Sussex.

Access and Privilege: Law’s Intervention into Landlord/Tenant Relationships’, during ‘Housing Privatisation, 30 Years on: Time for a Critical Reappraisal’, 26th July 2010, University of Leeds.

Career

Prior to taking a post at the University of East Anglia, I held a lectureship at Kingston University (2010-2012).
I held the post of Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent (2008-2010)
I was teaching assistant at the University of Kent, as part of my studentship award (2005-2008)

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