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Angela Macfarlane

Senior Lecturer in Law and Solicitor (non-practising), Northumbria University, Newcastle

Angela’s research interests are in the areas of employment law, particularly discrimination but also includes workplace surveillance of internet usage and the impact of Article 8 right to respect for private life and correspondence; the hierarchy of discrimination rights; teaching and learning and clinical legal education.

Angela is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a Solicitor, qualifying in 2004, (Non-practising since 2009). Her academic journey to qualification as a solicitor is a BA(Hons) in Law, French and European Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Angela joined Northumbria University in 2007, having practised for a number of years as a solicitor in the areas of crime, when she also achieved police station representative accreditation, civil actions against the police and then changing disciplines to practise in a commercial firm specialising in employment law, general commercial law including property and commercial litigation.

Angela became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2011.

Angela is the programme leader of the LLM Employment Law in Practice and currently teaches employment law and commercial contracts, primarily at post graduate level on both academic and professional courses.

Angela obtained a Masters' in Academic Practice in 2015.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law and Solicitor (non-practising), Northumbria University, Newcastle


  • 2015 
    Northumbria University, MA in Academic Practice
  • Newcastle, UK
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