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 (2010-2013), Teaching Fellow at the University of Reading (2008-2009), Teaching Fellow at Keele University (2006-2007) and Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire (2000-2006).  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 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) Sector Network, a Senior Advisor (EDI) for the Halpin Partnership and an external member for the Centre for Advancing Race Equality (CARE) (University of Northampton).

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

  • Senior Fellow of the HEA
  • Member of the TASO Sector Network