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Grace James

  • Module Convenor for Labour Law and LW2RP (Research Project)
  • Teaching Contract Law



Other Activities

Co-Editor of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law

Areas of interest

Work-family reconciliation policies, gender and employment, discrimination law, European labour law, the employment tribunal system, the regulation of mental health in the workplace.


Grace James joined the School of Law at Reading in 2002. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1999 where she also worked as a research fellow.

Professor James was awarded a grant from the Nuffield Foundation to research pregnancy-related unfair dismissal litigation at employment tribunals in England and Wales and in 2007 she was awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Leave to complete a monograph with regard to this work.

In 2010, she was awarded AHRC funding to establish a research network to consider law's engagement with working families – the Families And Work Network (FAWN) – with Professor Nicole Busby at Strathclyde University).

Academic qualifications

BA (Northampton), LPC (Chester), LLM (Keele), PhD (University of Wales).