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Simon Brooman

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

2019, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PhD Education Research in Legal Education
1997, Manchester University, United Kingdom, PGCE (HE)
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons)

Academic appointments

Principal Lecturer - Learning and Teaching Manager, Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - 2013
Senior Lecturer in Law, Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 1992 - present

Publications

Journal article

Murphy RC, Nixon S, Brooman SD, Fearon D. 2017. ‘I am wary of giving too much power to students” - addressing the “but” in the principle of staff-student collaboration. International Journal for Students as Partners, 1 :1-16 >DOI >Public Url

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 >Public Url

Brooman SD. 2017. Creatures, the academic lawyer and a socio-legal approach: Introducing Animal Law into the legal education curriculum. Liverpool Law Review, :1-15 >DOI >Public Url

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 >Public Url

Nixon S, Brooman S, Murphy R, Fearon D. 2016. Clarity, consistency and communication: using enhanced dialogue to create a course-based feedback strategy. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, >DOI >Public Url

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 >Public Url

Pimor A, Brooman S. 2014. The student voice in higher education curriculum design: is there value in listening? Innovations in Education and Teaching International, >DOI

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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 >Public Url

Brooman SD. Politics, Law and Grasping the Evidence in Fur Farming: A Tale of Three Continents Journal of Animal Ethics, :1-14 >Public Url

Brooman SD. Animal sentience in UK law: does the new clause need claws? United Kingdom Journal of Animal Law, :1-14 >Public Url

Book review

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

Book

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

Editorial/letter to the editor

Brooman SD. Animal Law in the United Kingdom: academics, conferences, A-law and student engagement Liverpool Law Review, :1-6

Thesis/Dissertation

Brooman S. The value of using education research to enhance the curriculum in legal education Carey P. >Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Personal Tutoring, a Tale of Two Schools: What is it and how do we do it?, Liverpool John Moores University Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/06/2015

Student Involvment in Curriculum Design: A Research Study Across Four Schools - Initial Thoughts, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/06/2015

Personal Tutoring, a Tale of Two Schools: What is it and how do we do it?, Liverpool John Moores University Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/06/2015

Student Involvment in Curriculum Design: A Research Study Across Four Schools - Initial Thoughts, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/06/2015

Personal Tutoring, a Tale of Two Schools: What is it and how do we do it?, Liverpool John Moores University Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/06/2015

Student Involvment in Curriculum Design: A Research Study Across Four Schools - Initial Thoughts, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/06/2015

Is the Student Voice Useful in Higher Education Curriculum Design?, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 17/06/2014

Is the Student Voice Useful in Higher Education Curriculum Design?, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 17/06/2014

Is the Student Voice Useful in Higher Education Curriculum Design?, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 17/06/2014

Reflective Learning in Undergraduate Legal Education: Using a Diary-based Assesment to Help Transition to University, Association of Law Teachers Conference, Oxford University, Oral presentation 13/06/2012

Reflective Learning in Undergraduate Legal Education: Using a Diary-based Assesment to Help Transition to University, Association of Law Teachers Conference, Oxford University, Oral presentation 13/06/2012

Reflective Learning in Undergraduate Legal Education: Using a Diary-based Assesment to Help Transition to University, Association of Law Teachers Conference, Oxford University, Oral presentation 13/06/2012

From School to University: Is Our Transition Process Working?, Leanring and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 12/06/2012

From School to University: Is Our Transition Process Working?, Leanring and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 12/06/2012

From School to University: Is Our Transition Process Working?, Leanring and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 12/06/2012

Induction and Transition Interventions: Do they work?, The Higher Education Academy: Conference on Student Retention and Success, University of York, Oral presentation 17/05/2012

Induction and Transition Interventions: Do they work?, The Higher Education Academy: Conference on Student Retention and Success, University of York, Oral presentation 17/05/2012

Induction and Transition Interventions: Do they work?, The Higher Education Academy: Conference on Student Retention and Success, University of York, Oral presentation 17/05/2012

Can 1st year students use self-awareness literature to help them adjust to university life?, Association of Law Teachers Conference, Cambridge University, Oral presentation 16/06/2010

Can 1st year students use self-awareness literature to help them adjust to university life?, Association of Law Teachers Conference, Cambridge University, Oral presentation 16/06/2010

Can 1st year students use self-awareness literature to help them adjust to university life?, Association of Law Teachers Conference, Cambridge University, Oral presentation 16/06/2010

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?, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 15/06/2010

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?, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 15/06/2010

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?, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 15/06/2010

Don't lean on the staff - bring them with you., Association of Law Teachers Conference, Oxford University, Oral presentation 18/06/2008

Enhancing the Student Experience and Improving Retention Rates, United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education: Learning in Law Conference, University of Warwick, Oral presentation 18/06/2008

Don't lean on the staff - bring them with you., Association of Law Teachers Conference, Oxford University, Oral presentation 18/06/2008

Enhancing the Student Experience and Improving Retention Rates, United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education: Learning in Law Conference, University of Warwick, Oral presentation 18/06/2008

Don't lean on the staff - bring them with you., Association of Law Teachers Conference, Oxford University, Oral presentation 18/06/2008

Enhancing the Student Experience and Improving Retention Rates, United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education: Learning in Law Conference, University of Warwick, Oral presentation 18/06/2008

Informing 1st year Students About the Interaction of Personal Qualities with Academic Performance and Success, European Conference of the 1st year Experience, University of Wolverhampton, Oral presentation 11/06/2008

Informing 1st year Students About the Interaction of Personal Qualities with Academic Performance and Success, European Conference of the 1st year Experience, University of Wolverhampton, Oral presentation 11/06/2008

Informing 1st year Students About the Interaction of Personal Qualities with Academic Performance and Success, European Conference of the 1st year Experience, University of Wolverhampton, Oral presentation 11/06/2008

Front-loaded Student Support on an LLB Programme, Socio-Legal Studies Conference, Liverpool University, Oral presentation 15/06/2005

Front-loaded Student Support on an LLB Programme, Socio-Legal Studies Conference, Liverpool University, Oral presentation 15/06/2005

Front-loaded Student Support on an LLB Programme, Socio-Legal Studies Conference, Liverpool University, Oral presentation 15/06/2005

Award:

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

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., Liverpool John Moores University

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

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., Liverpool John Moores University

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

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., Liverpool John Moores University

Editorial boards:

Reflective Practice (International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives), Editorial Board

Reflective Practice (International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives), Editorial Board

Reflective Practice (International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives), Editorial Board

Fellowships:

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society of Legal Scholars

Member, Society of Legal Scholars

Member, Society of Legal Scholars

Other invited event:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (With Distinctions in Theory and Practice)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (With Distinctions in Theory and Practice)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (With Distinctions in Theory and Practice)