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Mr Simon Brooman

Mr Simon Brooman

Telephone: 0151 231 3706

Biography

I have dedicated my professional life in legal education to developing a culture of scholarship-influenced learning, teaching and curriculum design. I develop, disseminate and publish work often rooted in disciplines such as psychology.

I have a long-standing commitment to Animal Ethics and have been teaching one of the first Animal Law courses in the world since 1994.

My current research interests lie in the areas of Animal Law, leadership of curriculum design in higher education and co-collaborating with the student voice in enhancement projects.

Degrees

1997, Manchester University, United Kingdom, PGCE (HE)
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons)

Publications

Journal Articles

Brooman S. 2017. Creatures, the Academic Lawyer and a Socio-Legal Approach: Introducing Animal Law into the Legal Education Curriculum Liverpool Law Review, 38 :243-257 >DOI

Nixon S, Brooman SD, Murphy RC. 2017. The sorrow of the struggle or joy of the journey? Seven lessons from an education research writing group Innovations in Practice, :1-5 >Link

Murphy R, Nixon S, Brooman S, Fearon D. 2017. “I am wary of giving too much power to students:” Addressing the “but” in the Principle of Staff-Student Partnership International Journal for Students as Partners, 1 >DOI

Nixon S, Brooman S, Murphy B, Fearon D. 2017. Clarity, consistency and communication: using enhanced dialogue to create a course-based feedback strategy ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 42 :812-822 >DOI >Link

Brooman SD. 2016. In Search of the Missing Ingredient: Religious Slaughter, Incremental Failure and the Quest for the Right to Know. Journal of Animal Ethics, 6(2) :153-163 >DOI

Brooman SD. 2015. Domestic violence, judicial austerity and the duty of care: Michael and others (FC) (Appellants) v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police and another (Respondents) Journal of Professional Negligence, 33: 3 :195-198

Brooman S, Darwent S, Pimor A. 2015. The student voice in higher education curriculum design: is there value in listening? INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL, 52 :663-674 >DOI >Link

Brooman S, Darwent S. 2014. Measuring the beginning: a quantitative study of the transition to higher education STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 39 :1523-1541 >DOI >Link

Brooman S, Darwent S. 2012. 'Yes, as the articles suggest, I have considered dropping out': self-awareness literature and the first-year student STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 37 :19-31 >DOI >Link

Brooman S, Darwent S. 2012. A positive view of first-year undergraduate reflective diaries: Focusing on what students can do Reflective Practice, 13 :517-531 >DOI

Brooman S. 2011. Enhancing Student Engagement by Building upon the 'Tectonic Plates' of Legal Education Liverpool Law Review, 32 :109-112 >DOI

Carey P, Milsom C, Brooman S, Jubb E. 2010. Student views of assessment and feedback Innovations in Practice, 2 :123-130

Brooman SD. 2007. The new age of law relating to animals: a vision of our future treatment of other species Oxford Magazine, No. 265 :1-3

Brooman S, Leege D. 2000. Animal welfare vs free trade - free trade wins: an examination of the animal welfare implications of R v Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food ex p Compassion in World Farming (1998) ANIMAL WELFARE, 9 :81-85 >Link

Brooman SD. 1999. Bolam revisited: The use of expert evidence in determining the standard of care in medical negligence cases. The Legal Executive, :18-19

Brooman SD. 1998. When Bank Advises Wife: The sliding scale of required action The Legal Executive, :26-27

Brooman SD. 1996. Animals, Rights and Law The Legal Executive, :56-57

Brooman SD. 1995. Back to Basics: the duty of care in writing a reference. The Legal Executive, :22-23

Legge D, Brooman SD. 1995. Animal Transportation New Law Journal, 6706 :1131-1133

Brooman SD. 1994. Water, water, everywhere, especially in Cambridge The Legal Executive, :14-16

Sparks P, Brooman SD. Brexit: A New Dawn for Animals Used in Research, or a Threat to the ‘Most Stringent Regulatory System in the World’? A report on the development of a Brexit manifesto for Animals Used in Science. United Kingdom Journal of Animal Law, 1 :1-14

Brooman SD. The Creditor, the House, the Misled and her Lover The Legal Executive, :14-15

Book Reviews

Brooman SD. 1999. Animal Rights: Political and Social Change in Britain Since 1800. Hilda Kean (1998) Animal Welfare, 8 :75-77

Books

Legge , Brooman S. 1997. Law Relating to Animals Cavendish Publishing 9781843141297

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Students as co-creators: exploring level 5 student’s perceptions of programme level feedback strategies and processes., Awarding body: LJMU, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2016.1195333

Award title: Sophomore Slump Project - evaluating the involvement of second year students in curriculum development, Awarding body: LJMU, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14703297.2014.910128

Award title: Learning and Teaching Award for Animal Law, Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University

Award title: Research and Development Award (£2000), LJMU. To investigate and evaluate poor retention rates in the School of Law LJMU and to recommend changes to practice., Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University

Award title: Research and Development Award (£2800), LJMU. To investigate and set-up an on-line peer to peer mentoring scheme., Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Co-creation with students to improve assessment feedback: course-based approaches and enhanced project leadership, Conference title: International Assessment in Higher Education, Place/location of conference: Manchester, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: ‘Partnership’ with students: what does that mean?, Conference title: Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Taking Stock on retention: Where to next?, Conference title: Liverpool John Moores Teaching and Learning Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: “So long as it is grounded in pragmatism”: addressing the “but” in the principle of co-creation, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Place/location of conference: LJMU, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Two thousand years of mistakes - the unintended consequences of defining animlas as property, Conference title: Socio-legal Studies Conference, Place/location of conference: Lancaster University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The use and evaluation of a new early-learning support module on the law degree, Conference title: Liverpool John Moores Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Great Retention Conspiracy, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Great Retention Conspiracy No. 2, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Improve Your Retention Rates by 10%: Is it time for Mr Nice to Meet Mr Nasty?, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Use of Self-awareness Literature by 1st Year Students, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Posters, prizes and peer-group skirmishes in one induction process: I'vemade some friends, I knowpeople on my course and I've done some research. What's not to like?, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: From School to University: Is Our Transition Process Working?, Conference title: Leanring and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Is the Student Voice Useful in Higher Education Curriculum Design?, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Student Involvment in Curriculum Design: A Research Study Across Four Schools - Initial Thoughts, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Personal Tutoring, a Tale of Two Schools: What is it and how do we do it?, Conference title: Liverpool John Moores University Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Informing 1st year Students About the Interaction of Personal Qualities with Academic Performance and Success, Conference title: European Conference of the 1st year Experience, Place/location of conference: University of Wolverhampton, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Front-loaded Student Support on an LLB Programme, Conference title: Socio-Legal Studies Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Enhancing the Student Experience and Improving Retention Rates, Conference title: United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education: Learning in Law Conference, Place/location of conference: University of Warwick, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Don't lean on the staff - bring them with you., Conference title: Association of Law Teachers Conference, Place/location of conference: Oxford University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Can 1st year students use self-awareness literature to help them adjust to university life?, Conference title: Association of Law Teachers Conference, Place/location of conference: Cambridge University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Reflective Learning in Undergraduate Legal Education: Using a Diary-based Assesment to Help Transition to University, Conference title: Association of Law Teachers Conference, Place/location of conference: Oxford University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Induction and Transition Interventions: Do they work?, Conference title: The Higher Education Academy: Conference on Student Retention and Success, Place/location of conference: University of York, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Editorial boards:

Publication: UK Journal of Animal Law, Position: Editorial Panel, URL: http://www.alaw.org.uk/

Publication: Journal of Animal Ethics - University of Illinois, Position: Consultant Editor, URL: http://www.oxfordanimalethics.com/what-we-do/publication/journal-of-animal-ethics/

Publication: Innovations in Practice, Liverpool John Moores University, Position: Editorial Board

Publication: Reflective Practice (International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives), Position: Editorial Board

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow, Organisation: Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Fellowship title: Senior Fellow, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society of Legal Scholars

Other invited event:

Title of event: Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics Summer School 2017, Location: St Stephens College Oxford, Description: Invited paper for international conference on Fur Farming: Politics and Law in the Fur Trade: A Tale of Three Continents. Despite its dubious reputation, the fur trade has been remarkable resilient in the face of evidence of endemic cruelty. The suitability of target species in ‘farming’ processes is also questioned by philosophers and welfare campaigners. How does an industry with such a questionable ethical position continue to survive? This paper will examine this question in the light of an examination of how three continents have approached the regulation of fur farming and the trade in fur – Europe, America and Australasia. What can we learn from the legal status of such practices in those continents? Has there been any notable success in the regulation or reduction of such practices that might be identified to inform others? What are the trends? In particular, what does the development of the law in these culturally diverse areas of the world tell us about the future regulation and continued existence of the fur trade? Is it on the brink of extinction or an entrenched practice that some will never let go? How can people influence international law and policy of the fur trade? References Beard, N. 2008. The Branding of Ethical Fashion and the Consumer: A Luxury Niche or Mass-market Reality? Fashion Theory 12:4, 447-467. Brooman, S., and D Legge, 2000. Animal Welfare vs Free Trade – Free Trade Wins: An Examination of the Animal Welfare Implications of R v MAFF ex p Compassion in World Farming (1998). Animal Welfare no. 9, 81-85. Brooman, S., and Dr D Legge. Law Relating to Animals, Cavendish Publishing, 1997. Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2016. Is the Animal Liberation Front morally justified in engaging in violent and illegal activism towards animal farms? Critical Studies on Terrorism 9:2, 226-246. Harrop, S. 2013. Wild Animal Welfare in International Law: The Present Position and the Scope for Development. Global Policy 4: 4, 381-90.

Title of event: Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics Summer School 2016, Location: St Stephens, Oxford, Description: One hundred years and counting: could a human rights approach have more success in reforming the welfare of animals at slaughter? Religious slaughter, protected in UK law since the 1920s, has maintained its operating practices for nearly one hundred years. During that time, very little progress has been made in reforming practices which have given rise to serious welfare concerns across the globe. In challenging slaughter processes, animal welfare campaigners have come up against the legal protection of human rights in relation to religious practice. In light of these difficult political waters, is there another away to approach the issue of religious slaughter which does not compromise religious freedom and lead to allegations of challenging minority human rights? Might the answer lie in looking at the right of people to know where their meat comes from? This paper builds upon the author’s recent work in the Journal of Animal Ethics (Brooman 2016). The author suggests that an information approach moves the issue beyond accusations of anti-religious sentiments and draws the whole life of the animal into focus. It may provide a way to examine the meat-production process from birth to slaughter and allow the consumer access to knowledge about the way in which the animal was treated. References Brooman, S., 2016. In search of the missing ingredient: Religious Slaughter, Incremental failure and the Right to Know. Journal of Animal Ethics, 2016. In print. Brooman, S., and Dr D Legge. Law Relating to Animals, Cavendish Publishing, 1997. Bruce, A. (2011). Do sacred cows make the best hamburgers? The legal regulation of religious slaughter of animals. University of New South Wales Law Journal 34(1), 351-382. McMullen, S. (2015). Is Capitalism to Blame? Animal Lives in the Marketplace. Journal of Animal Ethics 5(2), 126-134. Mellor, D., T. Gibson & C. Johnson. (2009). A re-evaluation of the need to stun calves prior to slaughter by ventral-neck incision: An introductory review. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 57(2), 77-85. Zoethout, C. (2013). Ritual Slaughter and the Freedom of religion: Some Reflections on a Stunning Matter. Human Rights Quarterly, 35(3), 651-672.

Title of event: Centre for Animals and Social Justice Conference, Location: The Foundry, London, Description: Invited to give a Paper: Political Change, Animal Law and Legal Education: Why We Should All Be Concerned.

Title of event: Seminar Series, Location: Department of Law, Keele University, Description: Paper entitled: Designing and Delivering an Animal Law module in the Law Undergraduate Curriculum.

Title of event: Animal Rights Seminar Series, Location: Department of Philosophy, Mansfiled College, Oxford, Description: Invited to deliver a paper entitled: The Future of Animal Rights.

Title of event: Departmental Event, London Metropolitan University, Location: Department of Law and Accountancy, Description: Paper entitled: The Development of Successful Retention Strategies.

Title of event: Higher Education Academy Event. Legal Education in a Changing World: Engaging the Modern Law Student., Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, Description: ‘Think about it!: reflection strategies to help law students adjust to university.’ Simon Brooman and Sue Darwent.

Title of event: Annual Conference of the Committee of Heads of Law Schools, Location: Warwick University, Description: Invited by the Committee (CHOLS) to give a paper on 'Retention Strategies for Law Schools.

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (With Distinctions in Theory and Practice)