Dr Imogen Jones


I joined the University of Leeds in September 2016. Prior to that I held lectureships at the University of Birmingham and the University of Manchester. I hold degrees from the University of Manchester (LLB and PhD) and the University of Sheffield (MA International Criminology). 


  • Director of Student Education

Research interests

My research takes a contextual view of law, examining its impact on social and political issues. My early research concentrated on the criminal process, with an emphasis on the use and reform of rules of criminal evidence. More recently, my research has focussed on the role of deceased bodies as objects of law – whether as sites of crime, as evidence of wrongdoing or in order to meet with the needs of the coronial process. I have carried out a two exploratory studies into medico-legal death investigation: 

The first involves examining the attitudes and practices of forensic pathologists towards deceased bodies in suspicious death cases. The second considers the treatment of deceased bodies in unexpected death cases. It involved interviewing both coronial pathologists and anatomical pathology technologists. 

<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>

Professional memberships

  • SLSA
  • ALT
  • SLS
  • ASDS

Student education

I teach criminal law. I am committed to the practice of research led teaching and am excited by opportunities for innovation in legal education. I strongly believe in working with students as members of an academic community.

Research groups and institutes

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