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). 

Research interests

My research centres on the criminal law and process, taking a contextual view of its impact on social and political issues. My most recent research has focussed on the role of deceased bodies within the criminal process, both as sites of crime and as evidence of wrongdoing. I have carried out a small study involving examining the attitudes and practices of forensic pathologists towards dead bodies and those who have interests in them. I hope to extend this further to consider the transitions made by the body, and those that interact with it, as it progresses through the legal system.

<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 criminal law and evidence 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