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Staff in the School of Law

Staff in the School of Law

Acting Executive Dean

Head of the Department of Law

Assistant Dean/Head of Department of Criminology

Director of ICPR

Director of Operations

Academics in the Department of Law

Academics in the Department of Criminology

  • Professor Maria Aristodemou Reader in Law, Literature and Psychoanalysis
  • Professor Bill Bowring Professor of Law; Director LLM/MA Human Rights; Director of Mooting
  • Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones Senior Lecturer in Law; Assistant Dean for International Links and Enterprise; Assistant Dean for Retention, conversion, performance and progression; LLM QLD Programme Director and Admissions Tutor; Deputy Exam Board Chair - Cert HE Legal Method; LLB/LLM QLD Induction Coordinator; Co-Director - Clinical Legal Education
  • Dr Fred Cowell Lecturer in Law, Chair of LLB and LLM QLD Boards of Examiners
  • Dr Nadine El-Enany Lecturer in Law; LLB QLD Programme Director (terms 2 and 3, 2016/17); LLB/LLM QLD Induction Coordinator;
  • Dr Başak Ertür Lecturer in Law; BSc Admissons Tutor (terms 2 and 3, 2016/17); Tutor for BSc Year 2 (terms 2 and 3, 2016/17); Convenor of research seminar series
  • Steven Hutchinson Lecturer in Criminology; Programme Director Cert HE Criminology; Tutor for BSc Year 1; CertHE Criminology Induction Coordinator
  • Dr Sarah Lamble Senior Lecturer in Law; Assistant Dean/Head of Department of Criminology; Programme Director BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice; BSc Induction Coordinator
  • Daniel Monk Reader in Law; Co-ordinator of links with the legal profession
  • Dr Nathan Moore Senior Lecturer in Law; Director Postgraduate Research;
  • Professor Leslie J. Moran Professor of Law; Director and Admissions Tutor LLM/MA Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Dr Stewart Motha Reader in Law; Acting Executive Dean; Director LLM Intensives and PGT Development; LLB/LLM QLD Induction Coordinator
  • Dr Craig Reeves Lecturer in Law; LLB Admissions Tutor; QLD and BSc Dissertations Convenor
  • Dr Victoria Ridler Lecturer in Law.
  • Professor Renata Salecl Professor in Psychology/Psychoanalysis and Law.
  • Dr Anton Schütz Senior Lecturer in Law; Director of LLM General; LLB Admissions Tutor.
  • Dr Tanya Serisier Lecturer in Criminology; Examinations Officer Criminology; Deputy Programme Director BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Paul Turnbull Senior Research Fellow; Assistant Dean for Research; Director of Studies (Criminology).
  • Dr Sarah Turnbull Lecturer in Criminology; BSc Deputy Admissions Tutor; Tutor for BSc Years 3 and 4.
  • Dr Sappho Xenakis Senior Lecturer in Criminology; Director and Admissions Tutor MSc Global Criminology (terms 1 and 3, 2016/17); Convenor of Criminology Seminar Series.

Senior Learning Development Tutor

  • Our Senior Learning Development Tutor is Dr Christina Delistathi. Her role is to develop students’ learning skills via a number of free workshops.

Disability Liaison Officer

  • Our Disability Liaison Officer is Sue Baines.  Her role is to signpost students to sources of help to accommodate any disability or health issues that affect their studies.  Sue holds regular drop-in sessions at Friends House.

Teaching and Scholarship Staff in the Department of Law

  • Teaching and scholarship staff support teaching activities in the Department of Law, teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes.
  • Said Aziz: Said is teaching seminars on the Legal Methods and Legal Systems and EU Law courses on the Qualifying Law Degree programme, and is currently registered as a research student in the School of Law.
  • Kevin Barker: Kevin has successfully completed a doctorate at Birkbeck and is teaching seminars on the Legal Methods and Legal Systems course, and on the Tort and Land Law courses of the QLD programme.
  • Alison Bisett: Alison teaches on the Children, Rights and Childhood course on the postgraduate taught programme.
  • Alexandra Dymock: Alexandra teaches Criminal Law, and Sociology of Crime on the QLD/BSc programmes.
  • Brian Barron: Brian teaches Contract Law on the QLD programme.
  • Stephen Bunbury: Stephen is teaching Contract Law and Consumer Law on the QLD course.
  • Tahseen Chowdry: Tahseen is teaching Legal Methods and Legal Systems seminars on the QLD course.
  • Caroline Collins: Caroline teaches on the Certificate of Higher Education course.
  • Rui Correia Goncalves: Rui holds degrees from the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa and the Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa, and is a PhD student in the School of Law. Rui is teaching lectures and seminars on the European Union Law course on the QLD programme.
  • Joe Curl: Joe is a graduate of Birkbeck Law School and a practising barrister at 9 Stone Buildings. Joe is teaching seminars on the Property Law II (Equity and Trusts) course on the QLD Programme. Send an email to Joe.
  • Hazel Dawe: Hazel is teaching Tort and Legal Methods and Legal Systems on the QLD programme. She also teaches Common Law Reasoning and Institutions (CLRI) on the Diploma Programme. Send an email to Hazel.
  • Marcus de Matos: Marcus teaches LMLS on the QLD programme.
  • Despina Dokoupilova: Despina teaches Constitutional Law on the QLD programme.
  • Agnieszka Dziemba-Birdsey: Agnieszka is currently registered as a research student in the School of Law and teaches seminars on the Legal Methods and Legal Systems course and the Constitutional Law course of the QLD programme. Send an email to Agnieszka.
  • Erdem Erturk: Erdem is currently registered as a research student in the School of Law and teaches on the Legal Methods and Legal Systems course and the Land Law course of the QLD programme. Send an email to Erdem.
  • Francesco Fasanella: Francesco is teaching EU and Land Law on the QLD Programme. Francesco has a degree in law from Rome (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) and an LLM from King's College London. He is also a qualified lawyer in Italy.
  • Neil Garrod: Neil is teaching the option Civil Liberties and Commons on the QLD programme.
  • Dita Gill: Dita is teaching Criminal Law and LMLS (Senior Status)
  • Lauren Godfrey: Lauren is a graduate of Birkbeck School of Law and and a practising barrister at 1COR chambers. Lauren is the course convenor for the option in Labour Law. Send an email to Lauren.
  • Genevieve Gordon: Genevieve teaches seminars on the Tort and LMLS courses for the Cert HE and QLD Programmes and also Criminal Law Reasoning and Institutions (CLRI) for the Diploma Programme.
  • Rob Herian: Rob teaches Equity on the QLD programme. Send an email to Rob.
  • Kamal Hussein: Kamal teaches Shar'iah Law on the QLD programme.
  • Johanna Jacques: Johanna teaches The Origins of Law on the QLD programme.
  • Robert James: Robert teaches LMLS, Constitutional law, and Legal Writing and Advocacy on the QLD programme. Send an email to Robert.
  • Annette Kalu: Annette is a solicitor working in a non-prosecutorial role for the Crown Prosecution Service. She teaches Criminal Justice Process, Criminal Law, and EU Law on the Cert HE Legal Studies programme. Send an email to Annette.
  • Ben Keith: Ben is a barrister at 5 St Andrews Hill Barristers Chambers specialising in extradition proceedings and teaches on the Human Rights course on the QLD programme.
  • Philip King: Philip King LLB (Hons), MSc, Barrister at Law, graduated from Birkbeck School of Law in 2000 and he now teaches mooting and advocacy in the Law School.
  • Dimitrios Kivotidis: Dimitrios teaches LMLS on the QLD programme. Send an email to Dimitrios.
  • Kwado Koram: Kwado teaches Contract Law on the QLD programme.
  • Laura Lammasniemi: Laura is registered on the MPhil/PhD programme at the School of Law Birkbeck, and is teaching Constitutional Law on the QLD programme. Send an email to Laura.
  • Kumari Lane: Course Convenor for Private International Law and teaching Tort and Contract law courses for the QLD programme. Send an email to Kumari.
  • Siobhan Lloyd: Siobhan teaches EU and Criminal Justice Process on the QLD and BSc programmes.
  • Patrick McDaid: Patrick teaches Equity on the QLD programme.
  • Daniel Matthews: Daniel is teaching Contract Law, and Legal Theory on the QLD programme. Send an email to Daniel.
  • Qudsia Mirza: Qudsia teaches Legal Theory, Islamic Law, Equality and Diversity and Freedom of Expression on the QLD programmes. Send an email to Qudsia.
  • Tara Mulqueen: Tara teaches Legal Theory, and Land Law on the QLD programme.
  • Flora Muir: Flora is teaching Equity and Tort on the QLD programmes. Send an email to Flora.
  • Suresh Nanwani: Suresh is a lawyer, and Principal Human Resource at the Asian Development Bank. He teaches International Financial Institutions on the postgraduate taught programme.
  • Matthew Nunn: Matthew holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester, and also completed his LLB at Birkbeck School of Law. Matthew is a chartered town planner, and is currently teaching seminars on the Property Law II (Equity and Trusts) course on the QLD programme. Send an email to Matthew.
  • Ifeoma Okezue: Ifeoma is teaching Contract Law seminars on the QLD programme.
  • Michael O'Sullivan: Michael is a Barrister at Lincoln's Inn. He specialises in International Law and EU law and contributes to Birkbeck's Land law and Equity teaching on the QLD programme and Criminal Law on the Diploma programme. Send an email to Michael.
  • Enrique Prietor: Enrique is teaching Tort Law on the QLD programme.
  • Khadija Umbarin Rahman: Khadija is a barrister specialising in immigration law and holds degrees from the University of Westminster and Kings College London. Umbarin is teaching the Refugee Law course this year. Send an email to Khadija.
  • Ali Raiss-Tousi: Ali is a PhD student in the School of Law at Birkbeck and teaches Constitutional Law seminars on the QLD programme. Send an email to Ali.
  • James Ressel: James, a graduate of Birkbeck School of Law, was a litigation solicitor in private practice prior to taking a full-time academic position at University of Northampton. Previously he has taught at the University of East London and the Open University. James teaches Legal Method on the Cert HE programme; and convenes the Contract Law course on the Diploma in Law, University of London International Programme. Send an email to James.
  • Kanika Sharma: Kanika teaches on the Constitutional Law, Equity, Legal Methods and Skills, and Legal Theory courses on the QLD programme.
  • Eva Steiner: Eva teaches Comparative Law on the QLD programme.
  • Vasiliki Stergiou: Vasiliki teaches Contract and Tort on the QLD programme.
  • Anastasia Tataryn: Anastasia is currently registered on the PhD programme in the Law School and teaches Contract Law on the QLD programme. Send an email to Anastasia.
  • Colleen Theron: Colleen is the founder of CLT-Envirolaw working with companies with compliance and sustainability issues. With extensive experience advising on environmental issues for corporate, banking, property and the public sector, she is a recognised leader in her field. She also is part of the LexisPSL environment team. Colleen teaches Environmental Law on the QLD programme. Send an email to Colleen.
  • Jonathan Thorpe: Jonathan teaches Land Law on the QLD programme and runs the Birkbeck Mooting Society for students.
  • Tatiana Tomaeva: Tatiana is registered on the MPhil/PhD programme at the School of Law at Birkbeck. Tatiana teaches Constitutional Law and LMLS on the QLD programme.
  • Lisa Wintersteiger: Lisa teaches LMLS on the QLD programme.

Teaching and Scholarship Staff in the Department of Criminology

  • Teaching and scholarship staff support teaching activities in the Department of Criminology, teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate criminology programmes.
  • Silvina Alonso: Silvina is a graduate teaching assistant who teaches Psychology of Criminal Behaviour and Social Research Methods on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Alexis Alvarez: Alexis is a graduate teaching assistant who teaches Criminal Justice Process on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Paraskevi Bouklis: Paraskevi lectures on the Victims, Crime and Protection module on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Wayne Burnette: Wayne lectures on the Imprisonment and Justice module on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Beverley Brown: Beverley lectures on Criminal Evidence on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Lucia Goetcherian: Lucia teaches Psychology of Crime, and Understanding Crime on the BSc and Cert HE Criminology programmes.
  • Clare Horn: Clare is a graduate teaching assistant who teaches Sociology of Crime on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Saeb Kasm: Saeb lectures on the State Crime module on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Ben Keith: Ben lectures on the Human Rights module on the BSc Criminology and LLB Law programmes.
  • Amy Kirby: Amy teaches and lectures on Youth Crime and Justice on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Kate Leader: Kate lectures on the Criminal Justice Process on the BSc and Cert HE Criminology programme.
  • Gemma Lousley: Gemma teaches Theories of Crime on the BSc Criminology programme.
  • Tiggey May: Tiggey teaches and lectures on Critical Skills and Research Methods, Youth Crime and Justice, and some classes on Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice.
  • Diana Miranda: Diana lectures Understanding Crime module on the Certificate in Criminology.
  • Qudsia Mirza: Qudsia lectures on the Equality and Diversity module on the BSc Criminology and LLB Law programmes.
  • Paul Olaitan: Paul lectures on the Youth Justice for the Department of Criminology and Department of Law postgraduate programmes.
  • Niall Williams: Niall is a graduate teaching assistant who teaches Understanding Crime, Crime and Law and Advanced Crime and Law on the BSc Criminology programme.

Visiting staff in the Department of Law

  • Visiting Professors and Readers
    • Lord Justice Etherton(Sir Terence Etherton), Lord Justice of Appeal
    • Professor Christian Joerges, Fellow and Member of the Centre for European Law and Politics, University of Bremen (ZERP)
    • Dr. Jur. Ruth Herz, former judge at the court of Cologne, Germany; member of the Judicial Images Network;Visiting Professor from 1 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2018.
    • Mr Michael Mansfield, Mansfield Chambers, Visiting Professor from January 2014-2019
    • Professor Avery F. Gordon, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara. Visiting Professor from January 2015 to December 2017.
    • Professor Abdul Paliwala, School of Law at the University of Warwick.
    • Dr Angela Ward, Visiting Reader from the Court of Justice of the European Union (Curia) from January 2013 to December 2017
    • Professor Sundhya Pahuja, Co-Director of the Law and Development Research Programme in the Institute for Law and the Humanities at the University of Melbourne. Visiting Professor from June 2012 to May 2018.
  • Visiting Research Fellows
    • Katherine Biber, Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
    • Dr Noemi Levy-Aksu (Newton International Fellow) Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
    • Josephine Ross, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
    • Honorary Research Fellows
    • Chris Boge, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Cologne, Germany
    • Suresh Nanwani, Honorary Research Fellow, Lead Counsel (Human Resource) Asian Development Bank
    • Marty Slaughter, Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck School of Law
    • Carey Young, Honorary Research Fellow.
  • Associate Research Fellow
    • Professor Yoshinori Seki, Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Education, Shinshu University, Japan (March - September 2017)
  • Visiting judges

Visiting staff in the Department of Criminology

  • Professor Mike Hough: Until September 2016, Mike Hough was Professor of Criminal Policy in the School of Law and Associate Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR).
  • Juliet Lyon CBE: With effect from October 2016, Birkbeck School of Law welcomes Juliet Lyon as a Visiting Professor to the Department of Criminology, forging a closer link with Juliet and, through her, others in the prison reform community who apply research to achieve change in justice policy, practice and legislation.

Honorary Teaching Fellows

Professional and Support Staff in the School of Law

Professional and Support Staff in the Department of Law

Professional and Support Staff in the Department of Criminology

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