Staff profile

Jo Drummond Child

Senior Lecturer in Law


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I am a senior lecturer in law and the programme leader for the BA (Hons) Law with Foundation Year. Prior to joining the University, I worked as a barrister. I am also the academic lead for collaborative programmes for law and social science partnerships.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the following modules: introduction to law & practice, client care ethics and professional practice, law, criminal property and practice and act as supervisor for LL.B, LL.M, URSS, and doctoral research projects.

Professional interests




Research interests

Criminal law, cybercrime, mental health law, expert evidence, clinical skills, professional ethics, English legal system, pedagogy and digital technology, inclusive learning.

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities