Genevieve Lennon


  • Senior Lecturer, Law
  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I joined the Law School in 2014 as a Chancellor’s Fellow having worked at the University of Dundee since 2010. I hold a PhD and master’s degree in law from the University of Leeds. I have taught across a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on the English Law of Equity and Trusts, English Criminal Law and Counter-Terrorism Law.

My research examines policing, police law and policy as well as counter-terrorist law and policy, with a particular interest in accountability and human rights. I am co-investigator on the five-country, ORA/ERSC funded project ‘Police Accountability: Towards International Standards’. Other recent work on police accountability includes the Principles for Accountable Policing (2023). I was co-leader of the Working Group on the Governance of Police Stops in the E-COST POLSTOPS project, and a contributing co-editor to Governing Police Stops Across Europe (2023). I co-edited the Routledge Handbook on Law and Terrorism (2015), most recently publishing on terrorist non-jury trials (2024). I was a member of the Independent Advisory Group on the Use of Biometric Data in Scotland (2017) and am an independent member of the Advisory Board to the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner (2021 – present). I authored an impact case-study on police stops for REF 2021.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, Policing Terrorist Risk: Stop and Search under Section 44, the Terrorism Act 2000, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Master of Laws, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Master of Arts, Modern Culture & Literature, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & Classical Civilisation, National University of Ireland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001


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