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Sinead Coakley

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Sinead joined LJMU in 2022 as a Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice in the School of Justice Studies. After graduating from her LLB in 2013, Sinead did her LLM at the National University of Ireland, Galway in International Humanitarian Law, Peace Support Operations and Conflict, before undertaking the Legal Practice Course and working in Criminal Law in London for a few years. In 2017 Sinead began her PhD at the University of Liverpool where she also taught Public Law for a number of years.
Sinead is now module leader for International Criminal Law, Skills for Success in Law and Criminal Justice and Crime, Law and Criminalisation at LJMU.


2015, The University of Law, United Kingdom, Legal Practice Course
2014, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, LLM
2013, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, LLB
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, 2022 - present
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Liverpool, 2017 - 2021

Journal article

Coakley S, McAuliffe P. 2022. Picking up the pieces: Transitional justice responses to destruction of tangible cultural heritage Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 40 :311-332 DOI Publisher Url