Dr Joanne Hawkins

Dr Joanne Hawkins


I joined the Law School in January 2016 after having undertaken my PhD research at the University of Bristol. To date, my research has been funded by both the AHRC and Socio-Legal Studies Association.

Research interests

My PhD research focused on issues of regulatory legitimacy in the context of shale gas exploration and the extraction technique of fracking. This research has fuelled my interests in the areas of environmental law, regulation, democratic rights/participation and the interaction of law and technological developments.

<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, Law and Economics of Regulation and WTO Law modules.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice