I am an early career researcher in the final year of my PhD. I am a recipient of the Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Scholarship. Prior to my PhD I have obtained MA in Social Research, LLM Law and LLB Law and worked as an Assistant Practice Manager at a leading set of Chambers in Birmingham.
I am currently teaching Land Law and Law & Medicine to undergraduate students at the Durham Law School, Durham University. I am also a guest lecturer at the York Law School, University of York on the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law.
I also work as a Research Assistant on the CLARiTY Project. The project is a collaboration from Birmingham Law School (Professor Rosie Harding and myself), solicitors’ firm and charities. The project improves access to justice for people with learning disabilities and their carers through a number of sessions on relevant legal information during the COVID-19 crisis. I have previously worked as a Research Assistant (reporting to Professor Rosie Harding) on the Everyday Decisions and Supported Will-Making Projects. The projects explored lived experiences of people with learning disabilities and decision-making processes. As a result of this research, I have co-authored (with Prof Rosie Harding) a report for the Law Commission.
I have previously worked on the UN Women Project on gender equality in Constitutional Law. As part of the project I published an original paper examining abortion provisions in Kenyan law following the introduction of the new Constitution in 2010. I am an experienced research fellow / assistant having worked on socio-legal and interdisciplinary project since late 2016. I held Research Assistant / Research Fellow appointments at the World Health Organization, University of Birmingham, University of York, Durham University and Kent University.
As a Research Fellow at the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Rights and Research, I worked in a team responsible for conducting systematic reviews that will underpin the law and policy chapter of the next edition of the Safe Abortion Guidance. I reported to Professor Fiona de Londras. Previously, I worked for Professor Fiona de Londras and Mairead Enright on preparing a monograph on abortion law in Ireland. I have also assisted Professor de Londras on other abortion research and research on counter-terrorism.
I have also worked as a Research Assistant on the large-scale socio-legal project funded by the Australian Research Council. The project explored the issue of image based sexual abuse in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. I reported to Professor Clare McGlynn (Durham University) and Professor Erika Rackley (Kent University). As part of my role I organized the launch of the final project report which was held at the House of Commons and the Supreme Court (UK). I continue to work for Professor Clare McGlynn on projects relating to cyberflashing, sexual violence, #MeToo movement and justice. I have also assisted Professor Erika Rackley with her Women’s Legal Landmarks project.
At the University of Birmingham I also worked as a Research Assistant on the Everyday Cyborgs Project (reporting to Professor Muireann Quigley) and as an ad-hoc Research Assistant to Professor Sylvie Delacroix in the area of law, informatics and ethics.
I was also a Team Leader for the All Parliamentary Party Group for Disability Law Student Project. I led a group of undergraduate students from the University of Birmingham, Law School on the APPG for Disability national enquiry into civic participation of disabled people in the UK.
In 2019, I organised a successful workshop on the “Future of Advance Decisions in Mental Capacity and Mental Health Law” that attracted interdisciplinary audience. In 2020, I organised a workshop on Socio-Legal Methodologies attracting presenters and audiences from all over the world.