Dr Joanne Hawkins

Dr Joanne Hawkins


I joined the Law School in January 2016. Prior to this I was a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol. To date, my research has been funded by both the AHRC and Socio-Legal Studies Association.

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
  • Empirical research

 My research to date has focused on empirical research relating to regulatory legitimacy in the context of shale gas exploration and the extraction technique of fracking.

<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>

Student education

I teach on the Land Law, Environmental Law, Law and Economics of Regulation modules.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice