4 New Academics join Lincoln Law School

Over the summer, Lincoln Law School has been joined by four new colleagues to strengthen its focus on research, student engagement and employability.

Professor Matthew Hall has joined from the University of Sheffield as Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and is taking on the role of the School’s Director of Research. His fields of interest include victims’ rights, environmental criminology, criminal law, and the law of evidence. Other new colleagues are Dr Stephen Turner who is joining Lincoln from Kingston University and whose research focuses on human rights and environmental protection, Martyn Heathcote who as the former Director of the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield brings a wealth of practical legal experience and will be leading on the School’s employability agenda and Christy Shucksmith who has recently finished her PhD at the University of Nottingham on the law and operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross as a humanitarian organisation.

Professor Duncan French, Head of Lincoln Law School, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues to Lincoln. Together with the University awarding the title of Emeritus Professor to Richard Stone, the Law School is in a very strong position to take forward its ambitious plans on research, to implement its learning and teaching agenda, to continue to embed its extra-curricular activities such as the law clinic, and to work closely with partners on employability. On the back of some extremely pleasing NSS results, I am looking forward to another great year”.

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