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Professor of Law, University of Birmingham

Erika Rackley's research focuses on judicial diversity, the nature of judging, gender equality in the legal profession, and the legal regulation of pornography and image-based sexual abuse. Her scholarship has shaped and informed policy and public debate and has been discussed by the UK and Scottish governments, in The Guardian, and on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour and Law in Action. She is author and editor of a number of books, including Women, Judging and the Judiciary: From Difference to Diversity (Routledge, 2013) and the leading tort text and case books, Tort Law and Kidner’s Casebook on Torts (Oxford University Press, 2017). In 2014, she was awarded a prestigious Phillip Leverhulme Prize for her achievements in the field of law.


  • 2014–present
    Professor of Law, University of Birmingham
  • 2013–2014
    Professor of Law, Durham University
  • 2003–2013
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Durham University