Professor of Law and Society and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Portsmouth

Substantial experience researching and publishing in the field of HIV and the law, and author of Intimacy and the Responsibility: the Criminalization of HIV Transmission (Routledge, 2007).

Experience as consultant with UNAIDS and the WHO. Member of Technical Advisory Group for the Global Commission on HIV and the Law (2010-12), and External Advisory Group for the European AIDS Treatment Group.


  • 2015–present
    Professor of Law and Society, University of Portsmouth
  • 2011–2015
    Professor of Law and Policy, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2008–2011
    Reader in Socio-Legal Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2007–2008
    Senior Lecturer in Law and Legal Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2004–2007
    Lecturer in Law, Keele University
  • 2000–2004
    Lecturer in Law, The Open University
  • 1992–1999
    Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 1987–1992
    Research Officer in Law, University of Oxford
  • 1986–1987
    Research Assistant, University of Oxford


  • 2009 
    University of London, MA
  • 1999 
    City University, PG Dip
  • 1995 
    University of Oxford, DPhil - Socio-Legal Studies
  • 1986 
    University of Cambridge, MPhil
  • 1985 
    University of Cambridge, BA(Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple