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Sharon Sinclair-Graham

  • Module Convenor for IFP Law
  • (Acting) School Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Module Convenor for Legal Skills, LLB, Year One
  • Module Convenor for IFP (University of Reading, Malaysia)
  • Academic Tutor to over 40 students

Office

G.17

Building location

Foxhill House

Teaching

Sharon teaches on the following courses:

  • IFP Law Module comprising of Contract, Tort and English Legal System
  • Legal Skills (Year One)
  • Gender and Law (Final Year)
  • Dissertation Supervisor on Medical Ethics

Background

Sharon is an experienced teaching intensive lecturer who joined the School of Law in August 2018 from the University of Southampton where she taught Public Law and Legal Systems and Reading.  Sharon is the (Acting) School Director of Teaching & Learning in the School with overall responsibility for the teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Sharon teaches students across the School, from foundation students, international transfer students up to final year undergraduates, across a range of subject areas from core undergraduate modules to supervising dissertations in medical and ethics law.  She is the module convenor of the key skills module "Legal Skills" which is designed to induct new students into the School of Law and give them the basic legal study skills to succeed as a Law student. Sharon has recently revamped the Legal Skills module to include more diversity and inclusion themes and is currently researching and writing on the pedagogical and societal advantages to the students of diversifying the module.   Sharon was also part of a successful PLanT project that looked at Learning Disabilities in a Blended Learning Environment, the findings of which were successfully promulgated internally and externally. 

She holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Surrey. She previously taught at the University of Winchester as an associate lecturer in the Law School, teaching Human Rights, Medical Law, Mental Health Law and Legal Systems. She is also a qualified English Language instructor and previously taught English as a Foreign Language on seasonal programmes to a range of international students.

Primary areas of research interest include healthcare law and the use of Roman Catholic doctrines within healthcare, focussing on abortion and end of life matters. Additionally, other areas of interest are mental health issues specifically in male undergraduates, as well as an interest in Youth Justice and how child serious offenders are rehabilitated into society.

Prior to her LLB and LLM at Surrey, Sharon had a successful 20-year career in the IT industry, working for large corporates such as Hewlett-Packard, Unisys, BT Syntegra and the AA, as well as bespoke IT companies, where she had responsibility for many FTSE 100 companies.

Academic qualifications

LLM (Dist. Surrey, 2010), LLB (Hons) (Surrey, 2009), CELTA (2012), PGCAP (2017)

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

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