Dr Jack Thompson
Jack is a Principal Lecturer in Law and course leader on our LLB Law and LLB Law with Business degrees.
Jack is the joint module leader of Law of Torts, and leads the Healthcare Law and Ethics module.
Jack has an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Westminster and an LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice from Cardiff University. He has a PhD in Reproductive Medicine and Jurisprudence from the University of Westminster.
He's also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has a PGCert in Higher Education from the University of Westminster.
Jack's research is concerned with the role of rights and autonomy within bioethics. He's recently published research on the theory of rights, law and morality, and sexual ethics. His research interests include jurisprudence, Law of Tort, medical law, and mental health law.
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Jo is a senior lecturer and course Leader on our Law with Criminology degree. She also provides support for the Law LLB course.
She leads our Criminal Law and Family Law modules and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Institute, with a PGCert in Higher Education from the University of Surrey.
Jo completed her PhD looking at feminist women's experiences of online misogyny at the University of Surrey in 2019. She has subsequently published several book chapters on her PhD, looking at bystander experiences of online misogyny, activist responses to online abuse, and policing hate.
She's presented her research at a number of national and international conferences, and contributed to Law Commission reviews of online abuse and hate crime. Her current research projects look at domestic and sexual violence, and LGBTQI+ life experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jo's a qualified solicitor and has worked in criminal law since 2008, with experience in family law and civil liberties law too.
She's worked as a legal advisor for Rights of Women since 2014, and has also been involved in activism and campaigning around women's rights, domestic and sexual abuse, and LGBTQI+ rights. Jo is a board member of Stop Hate UK, of the British Society of Criminology, and a member of the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region, ARU steering committee for a project on gender diversity in the justice system.
Jo's always happy to talk about her experiences in law, and uses her practical experience to shape her teaching.
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