Our approach to research is based on our belief in the importance of larger collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. The School's research strategy is therefore focused on growing critical mass in our key areas of specialism:
In these areas, our researchers reach beyond the Law School to work with colleagues both within UEA and from other universities. We also maintain strong links with practitioners, the industry and policy makers.
As well as collaborating through media@uea and the Centre for Creativity, Enterprise Regulation and Technology (CREATe), the Law School has set up a general initiative to foster collaboration between all UEA academics interested in Law, Justice and Regulation (view the member list).
The School nurtures its research talent wherever it can and aims to support all members of staff who wish to develop a research career, including those appointed to contracts with no research obligation, but who may be listed below as research-active in a particular area.
In addition to our core areas of research, our researchers are also active in criminal law and criminal procedure and evidence (Professor Rosemary Pattenden (now retired), Dr Ian Edwards). The School has expertise in contract, tort and restitution generally and from a comparative perspective (Dr Stathis Banakas, Professor Duncan Sheehan, Dr Gareth Spark); it engages in research in medical law (Dr Rob Heywood), and in Chancery subjects, where in land law the Scots law of real property is used as a point of comparison (Professor Duncan Sheehan, Dr Gareth Spark, Dr Lu Xu)