Professor Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

Professor of Interdisciplinary Criminal Justice

School of Law
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Dr Sarah Cooper is a Professor of Interdisciplinary Criminal Justice at Birmingham City University’s College of Law, Social and Criminal Justice in the UK, where she serves as Chair of the Faculty for Business, Law and Social Sciences’ Research Degrees and Environment Committee, and Site Director for the Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership.

Her research, which focuses on challenges that can arise when legal systems and agents interact with science, has been cited widely by scholars, judges, lawyers, and in treatises. She has led several funding awards, including from the Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, UKRI and AHRC, and has held Visiting Scholar positions at the Arizona Justice Project, Amicus, Arizona State University, Pace University, and the Law Library of United States Congress, where, in 2023, she delivered the 2023 Human Rights Day Lecture on Science Literacy and the Law.

Professor Cooper is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Authority, Lord Denning Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and has led BCU’s US Internship Programme for nearly 15 years.

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