Position: Associate Lecturer
College: College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: Law, Criminology and Social Sciences
Subject area: Law:
I teach the Coroners Court module, which is part of a number of undergraduate law programmes. I'm currently the HM Assistant Coroner in Derby and Vice President of the East Midlands Coroners Society.
I sat for the first time as a coroner in 2005. I have conducted thousands of investigations and inquests to date involving all manner of sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths including:
- accidental deaths (falls and road traffic collisions)
- industrial disease
- hospital deaths
- drug and alcohol related deaths
- deaths in police and prison custody, and
- mental health legislation detainees.
Earlier in my career, I worked in London for a large international law firm and then returned to Derby to become a defence advocate working in the criminal courts in both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. I later left private practice and was employed by a small public company to undertake a variety of corporate law 'in house'.