Staff profile

Elisabeth Doherty-Astle

Lecturer in Law




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I studied the LL.B here at Derby. After I graduated I worked for some time as a Support Worker to victims of Domestic Violence for the Pathway Project in Lichfield. During that time I was also a McKenzie Friend for many of the victims I worked with, which involved me applying to the court for various injunctions and orders in the County and Magistrates Courts.

Since I have been working for the University I have implemented a specialist Mentor Scheme for the Law students, built the Judicial Shadowing Scheme and done extensive work to build the relationship between the College and local legal professionals. I work alongside the Students Union in coordinating the running of the In house Legal Clinic. I also teach on the Domestic Abuse module in Criminology as well as being on the module teams for State’s Perspective on Crime, Defendants Perspective on Crime, Applied Criminal Justice 1 & 2, and the Clinic module for the LL.B.

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