Dr Leigh Roberts

School of Law

Biography: After a career teaching law to both law and built environment undergraduates, Leigh studied for the LPC here at LJMU while training in private practice. Leigh qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Post qualification, she worked as an in house lawyer for a television production company and in private practice in housing litigation. Leigh was appointed senior lecturer in May 2004 but continues to have involvement with housing and mental health organisations.

On the LPC, Leigh is subject leader for Practical Legal Research and dissertations. She is also part of the teaching teams for Civil Litigation, Housing and Interviewing & Advising. On the LLM in QL, Leigh is subject leader of Legal Research and Public Law. On the LLB, Leigh is module leader of Law and the Vulnerable Person and a member of the Public Law team.

Leigh has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Leigh also has an LLM in Legal Practice from LJMU and an MA in Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Sheffield. Leigh has a PhD from the University of York. Her thesis was on her principal research interest: Anti-social behaviour, mental health and equality law in the context of social housing


2019, University of York, United Kingdom, PhD
2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, LLM
1990, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, MA
1989, CNAA, United Kingdom, LLB

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - present
Tutor, Management, University of Liverpool, 2004 - 2004
Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 1991 - 1994
Tutor, Law, University of Sheffield, 1990 - 1991

Postgraduate training

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - 2005

Other Professional Activity:

Qualified and accredited mediator (associate level). 2021

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society of Legal Scholars, http://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/. 2016

Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association. 2013

Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2006

Member, Liverpool Law Society. 2004

Member, North West Housing Law Practitioner Group. 2002

Member, Law Society of England and Wales. 1997

Teaching qualification:

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 2006