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Reader in Law, Cardiff University

Sharon is a Reader in Law at Cardiff University, researching divorce, prenuptial agreements and feminist legal history.

Her first book Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice (Bloomsbury/Hart 2015) was shortlisted for three major legal book prizes, discussed in UK Parliament and was cited and applied by the High Court of Australia.

Her second book Quiet Revolutionaries: The Married Women's Association and Family Law (Bloomsbury/Hart 2022) includes a foreword written by Lady Hale, the former President of the UK Supreme Court and has been shortlisted for two major book prizes. Further information available here:

You can listen to her podcast about the Married Women's Association and women's history here:


  • 2020–present
    Reader, Cardiff University
  • 2017–2020
    Senior lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2013–2015
    Lecturer in Family Law, Keele University


  • 2013 
    Queen's University Belfast, PhD
  • 2009 
    Queen's University Belfast, LLB (First Class Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • The Society of Legal Scholars
  • International Society of Family Law
  • RCSL International Working Group for Comparative Studies of Legal Professions
  • Royal Historical Society