A safe, just and equal world for women

Professor Susan Edwards

Susan is Professor of Law (Emerita) at the University of Buckingham, where she was Dean of Law for ten years, University Dean of Research 2007-2018, and Director of External Relations 2018-2020. She is Associate Door Tenant, at Red Lion Chambers, London and a non-practising barrister.

Susan has worked to improve the criminal justice systems response to domestic abuse victims/survivors. She has trained police, was consultant on the Mets first Domestic Violence Working Party 1984, acts as expert witness in cases of domestic violence, was consultant to Standing Together’s seminal work on implementing the Duluth Model in the UK.

Susan has written over 150 peer reviewed articles and several books including Female Sexuality and the Law, Women On Trial, Policing Domestic Violence, Sex and Gender in the Legal Process, Family Law, The Political Appropriation of the Muslim Body, Islamophobia Counter-Terrorism law and Gender, The Political Appropriation of the Muslim Body: Islamophobia, Counter-Terrorism Law and Gender | SpringerLink and is editor of  Blackstone’s Guide to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. Blackstone’s Guide to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – Susan Edwards, David Malone, Gillian Jones QC – Oxford University Press (oup.com). She is a Member of  the Bar Human Rights Committee and was active in the campaign to introduce s 70 non-fatal strangulation  into the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.


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