Staff profile

George Ellison

Senior Lecturer Law




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Law School


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I'm a Senior Lecturer in Law and specialise in teaching public law, human rights, and crime. I specialise in constitutional law, civil liberties and Human Rights.  I look at individual rights and how does the state engage in those rights.  Students are given clients to understand the legality and engagement of the state in such areas.  

I help run the internal and external mooting competitons

I am currently researching for a PhD in the legal issues asociated to end of life decisons 


Visiting Professor BRNO University 


Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

Currently I am studying for a Phd in end of life decisons.  I am looking at the legality of the decions with a view of creating a legal basis for such decions to be made protecting individual autonomy 

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I worked for Merseyside police for 33 years, latterly as a detective sergeant in the serious crime unit. I was also engaged in training and was part of a team responsible for the introduction of the police degree programme.


In the media

  • Media Trained for the Police
  • I recently have given several radio interviews on the context of Brexit