Professor Louise Ellison
- Position: Professor of Law
- Areas of expertise: Evidence Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.
- Email: L.E.Ellison@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 2684
- Location: 2.22 Liberty Building
I joined the School of Law from the University of Manchester in 2003, having also previously taught at the University of Reading.
- Director Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
My research interests span the Law of Evidence, criminal trial procedure, criminal justice responses to gender based violence, access to justice and jury decision-making. My work is interdisciplinary, drawing upon research in law and psychology. My most recent work has involved a critical examination of criminal justice responses to victims of crime who experience trauma and an exploration of barriers to access to justice for victims of crime with psychosocial disabilities. Previous funded research projects include a study funded by the AHRC examining the impact of preparation on witness accuracy (with J. Wheatcroft) and ESRC funded projects exploring the influence of educational guidance on (mock) juror decision-making in rape cases and the impact of special measures use on (mock) rape juror deliberations (both with V. Munro).
Exploring the Impact of Witness Preparation
Exploring the Impact of Expert Testimony
Jury Decision-Making in Non-Stranger Rape Cases<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
- Centre for Law and Social Justice
- Disability Law Hub