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Professor of Law and Environmental Justice, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Angus Nurse is Professor of Law and Environmental Justice at Anglia Ruskin University. He was Head of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University (2021 to 2023) where he remains a visiting doctoral supervisor. He was previously Associate Professor, Environmental Justice at Middlesex University School of Law. Angus has research interests in green criminology, criminality, critical criminal justice, animal rights and human rights law. He is a member of the Wild Animal Welfare Committee (WAWC) and has previously worked in the environmental NGO field and as an Investigator for the Local Government Ombudsman. His books include Reparations and Anti-Black Racism (Bristol University Press, 2021), Policing Wildlife (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Animal Harm: Perspectives on why People Harm and Kill Animals (Ashgate, 2013). Miscarriages of Justice: Causes, consequences and remedies (Policy Press, 2018) co-authored with Sam Poyser and Rebecca Milne, The Citizen and the State (Emerald, 2020), Wildlife Criminology (Bristol University Press, 2020, co-authored with Professor Tanya Wyatt). He has co-edited a special edition of the journal Crime, Law and Social Change (with Erica von Essen) and co-edited two book collections on green criminology.


  • –present
    Head of Criminology and Criminal Justice , Nottingham Trent University


  • 2017 
    The Open University, LLM/Law