Richard Hyde has been a Assistant then Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham since January 2013. He previously lectured at Northumbria University. He has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Durham and a LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict and a MA in Socio-Legal and Criminological Research Methods from the University of Nottingham. He is currently the academic director of the Universities Pathways to Law project, which is funded by the Sutton Trust and the Legal Education Foundation, and seeks to encourage sixth form students to aspire to a career in the law.
Richard's Ph.D research, which was conducted at the University of Nottingham and funded by the ESRC, examines the protection of consumers in the context of incidents of food-borne illness. He is currently working on turning his thesis into a monograph. He has published on general consumer and food law issues. He is currently involved in a project which examines the use of whistleblowing disclosures by regulatory bodies, and has used this work to contribute to the current debate on the future direction of whistleblowing protection.