Academic Expert Profiles

Experts in the faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Our Business, Law and Social Sciences faculty has an abundance of academics with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for teaching. Our experts range from lawyers to entrepreneurs, all with their own real life experiences of working in the industry they now teach.

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Alice Storey

Dr Alice Storey is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights. She leads the Human Rights in America & American Criminal Procedure and Evidence LLB modules. Alice is also Associate Director of Research in the School of Law, with a specific focus on impact and knowledge exchange.

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Laura Hammond

Laura's research has focused on a wide range of related areas, from spatial patterns in crime and Geographical Profiling to investigative processes and decision-making, the modelling of crime and study of criminal actions, public perceptions and experiences of crime and juror decision-making. 

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Aris Terzopoulos

Aris started his career working with children in primary education and assessing and supporting children with special needs. In order to improve his impact on students he completed in 2009 an MA degree in Literacy Development at the Institute and Education in London.

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Ronald Winch

Ron served for over thirty years with the Metropolitan Police Service and West Midlands Police. These included front-line CID roles, as well as senior command roles in local policing, public order policing, firearms policing and as a senior investigating officer for major and complex crime, including covert policing.

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Michael Brookes

Professor Michael Brookes OBE was formerly Director of Therapeutic Communities at HMP Grendon where for eleven years he was the clinical lead within this accredited therapeutic community prison.

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Craig Jackson

Craig is an Occupational Health Psychologist who has been researching the relationship between peoples’ work and their health and wellbeing since the late 1990s. He also studies the relationship between occupation and offending behaviour and studies extreme violence, stalking behaviour, and violence prevention. 

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Rebecca Smyth

Rebecca is a Lecturer in Law, specialising in international human rights law. She focuses on women’s and LGBTQ* rights, and the tensions arising from historically oppressed groups engaging with the language and mechanisms of human rights. She is also conducting research in the areas of postcolonial/decolonial theory, and disability rights and activism.


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Hong Bui

Professor Hong T. M. Bui has a broad social science background, including economics, education, communication, management, and various methodologies in both qualitative and quantitative. 

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Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences aims to create real-world impact across the themes of sociology, psychology and criminology.

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The wide range of experiences, skills and specialisms within the faculty allow us to have one of the most diverse business research degree portfolios in the country.

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Through its international outlook, interdisciplinary engagement, and collaborative ethos, the School of Law produces research that promotes social justice world-wide.

Law research

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