Dr Nick Cartwright

Dr Nick Cartwright


I joined the School of Law in 2022, prior to this I was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Northampton (2013-22), LLM Programme Manager at Kaplan Holborn College (2010-13), Teaching Fellow at the University of Reading (2008-09), Teaching Fellow at Keele University (2006-07) and Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire (2000-06).  I have also worked as an expert panel member on firearms on United Nations missions in Vienna and Panama City (2018) and been a VIsiting Fellow at Mahatma Law School, Shendi University in the Sudan (2001).                  

I am a Visiting Fellow in Race Equality and Education at the Centre for Advancing Race Equality (CARE) (University of Northampton), a National Teaching Fellow (AdvanceHE), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) Sector Network, a member of the LIving Black at University Commission and a Senior Advisor (EDI) for the Halpin Partnership.


  • Director of Student Success and SALIP
  • EDI Lead for the School of Law

Research interests

My PhD explores the relationships of dominance and subordination in the context of race and identity in legal education and I was recently involved in the research team for the Living Black at University project.  I am currently researching inclusive pratice in Higher Education and decolonising all aspects of the student experience.  I regularly write for WonkHE on issues relating ot inclusion and previously was a contributor to the HuffPost.

I have worked with the United Nations on firearms reduction and wrote two of the chapters in Firearms: global perspectives on consequences, crime and control (2021, Routledge).

My MPhil was in medical law and bioethics and I have written on physician assisted suicide.

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  • PhD (Northampton)
  • MPhil by thesis in law (Keele)
  • PGCert HE (Herts)
  • LLB (Dual Hons) in Law and Philosophy (Keele)

Professional memberships

  • Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Race Equality (CARE)
  • Member of the Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) Sector Network
  • National Teaching Fellow (AdvanceHE)
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA

Student education

I am the Director for Student Success and the School Academic Lead for Inclusive Pedagogy (SALIP).

I am the Module Leader for Foundations of Law (LAW1200) and deliver some lectures in Crime, Inequality and Social Issues (LAW1166).

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education
  • Centre for Law and Social Justice