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Our staff

Our teachers are qualified solicitors and barristers, passing on their insights, real-world case expertise and passion for law to the next generation of legal minds

Louise Andronicou

Job title: Associate Professor, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, School of Law and Social Sciences

Louise is an Associate Professor specialising in Land Law, as well as Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions for the Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries.


Tracey Aquino

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Tracey Aquino is an accomplished and innovative lecturer in law with a comprehensive blend of hands-on professional and academic teaching experience.


Prof. Craig Barker

Job title: Dean, School of Law and Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5455

Prof. Craig Barker is the Dean of the School of Law and Social Sciences and a Professor of International Law. Appointed in 2015, Prof. Barker has taught extensively in the areas of domestic and international law, as well as international politics. He is a leading international expert on issues relating to diplomatic law.


Vanessa Beever

Job title: Director of Education and Student Experience
Telephone: 020 7815 7310

Vanessa is the Director of Education and Student Experience of the School of Law and Social Sciences.


Alan Birbeck

Job title: Senior Lecturer; Course Director Undergraduate Law Programmes

Alan is the Course Director of LLB Law and Undergraduate Law courses, a Senior Lecturer in Law and a practising barrister. Alan has Senior Fellow status with the Higher Education Authority.


Lionel Blackman

Job title: Sessional Lecturer

Lionel Blackman is a solicitor-advocate, the first to win a case in the House of Lords.  He is Director of the Solicitors International Human Rights Group. He lectures frequently at LSBU and overseas.


Prof. Sara Chandler

Job title: Visiting Professor in Clinical Legal Education

Sara is a housing solicitor specialising in landlord and tenant law. She works in London South Bank University's Legal Advice Clinic.


Risham Chohan

Job title: Senior Lecturer, LLB Year 1 Director of Studies

Senior Law Lecturer, Director of Studies for single honours full time LLB (Hons), admissions tutor for the LLB (Hons) and member of London South Bank University's Employability Committee.


Catherine Evans

Job title: Senior Lecturer, Director of the LSBU Legal Advice Clinic

Catherine Evans joined the University in 2015, previously having worked as the Legal Director of Southwark Law Centre. She trained at TV Edwards Solicitors and then moved on to Mary Ward Legal Centre in Central London.


Robert Hush

Job title: Senior Lecturer, LLB Year 3 Director of Studies

Robert Hush is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a practicing family law solicitor, specialising in family law.


Dr Cherry James

Job title: Senior Lecturer, LLB Year 2 Director of Studies

Dr James specialises in English Legal System, the first year student experience, student mobility, and EU law.  Within the field of EU law her particular interests are EU citizenship, EU Higher Education law, Erasmus student mobility, and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.


John Koo

Job title: Associate Professor, Course Director PGDL/CPE

John Koo is subject leader for European Union law. His research interests cover EU asylum law and the impact of Brexit on legal education. He is Course Director for the Law Conversion course (PG Diploma/CPE).


Dr Emmanouela Mylonaki

Job title: Associate Professor, Course Director Post Graduate Programmes

Dr Mylonaki specialises in International Criminalisation of Terrorism and criminological approaches to International Criminal Law. She holds a PhD (University of Bristol), an MPhil in Criminology (University of Cambridge) and an LLM in International Law.


Michael Pugh

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Michael teaches contract law on the CPE and aspects of international business law on the LLM in International Commercial Law.


Dr Michael Rodney

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Michael Rodney is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Social Sciences.


Alan Russell

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Alan is a Senior Law Lecturer. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a practising solicitor. He specialises in clinical legal education, civil justice and social welfare law.


Chris Shepherd

Job title: Associate Professor, Course Director LLM International Commercial Law

Chris is the Course Director of the LLM International Commercial Law. He specialises in contract law, company law and the international sale of goods and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Kim Silver

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Kim Silver is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Division, where she leads final year project modules.


Katherine Stylianou

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Katherine Stylianou specialises in the following subjects:  Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation Skills and the Law and Analysis of Evidence (mainly Criminal).


Caron Thatcher

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Caron has lectured and tutored at LSBU for over 20 years and has used her experience of legal practice to enhance the practical legal content of the subjects that she teaches.


Andy Unger

Job title: Associate Professor, Head of the Law Division

Andy Unger is Head of the Law Division and a Solicitor. He specialises in Legal Education, International Human Rights and Medical Law & Ethics.


Prof. Max Weaver

Job title: Visiting Professor

Max is deeply interested in the interaction between the common law (which judges ‘make’) and social needs and norms. He explores these through tort law and through philosophical scholarship.


Paul Wynell-Sutherland

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Paul is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Social Sciences.