Dr Joanne Hawkins

Dr Joanne Hawkins


I joined the School of Law in January 2016. Prior to this I was a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol.

Research interests

My broad interests lie in the areas of:

  • Environmental law
  • Regulation and regulatory decision making processes
  • Democratic rights/public participation
  • Public perceptions and public trust
  • Uncertainty/risk regulation
  • Planning law and policy
  • Placemaking
  • Empirical research

 My research to date has focused on environmental regulation including empirical research relating to regulatory legitimacy in the context of shale gas exploration and the extraction technique of fracking, and barriers to developing local low carbon infrastructure.

<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 Business Law and Practice