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Rhonda Wheate


  • Senior Teaching Fellow, Law
  • United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Expert evidence Disclosure Legal understanding of science and scientific evidence Juries Criminal law Law of evidence


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Dr Rhonda Wheate has dual qualifications in Science (University Medal for chemistry, Hons Class I) and Law (Hons Class I). Building upon this, Rhonda's PhD research examined how well real juries in criminal trials comprehend scientific evidence. Her later research has focused on expert evidence; forensic science; judicial, legal & juror comprehension; and more recently, on Clinical Legal Education.

Rhonda is the Director of the Clinical LLB at the UStrath Law School, as well as supervising Hons, Masters and PhD students in areas related to the above research.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University

Doctor of Science, University of New South Wales, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy

Bachelor of Science, University of Western Sydney


  • criminal justice
  • criminal law
  • expert evidence
  • forensic science
  • jury trials
  • Clinical legal education


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