Senior Lecturer, Associate Head of School: Undergraduate
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5151
I was an enrolled solicitor in Scotland, where I represented children and young people in child protection and youth justice proceedings. I joined academia in 1999. My passion the rights of children and young people in legal proceedings. I am co-editor (with Sutherland) of Children’s Rights in Scotland (3rd ed., 2009, Greens, Edinburgh) and wrote a child protection textbook for lawyers and practitioners in Scotland Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Law (2008, Thomson/W Green). I came to Aotearoa in 2007 and had the privilege of researching and writing in the area of Youth Justice. With Quince, I wrote Youth Justice in Aotearoa New Zealand (2014, LexisNexis).
My research focuses on how the law responds to children and young people in various settings. I am particularly interested in the voices of children and young people in legal decisions and processes affecting them.