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Professor Joanne Conaghan

Professor Joanne Conaghan

Professor Joanne Conaghan
BA Hons(Oxon.), BCL(Oxon.)

Head of School

Professor of Law

Area of research

Professor of Law and Head of School

Office 3.46
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5343


Joanne joined the University of Bristol Law School in August 2013 having previously taught at the Universities of Kent, Exeter and San Diego California. A graduate and postgraduate of St Hugh’s College Oxford, Joanne has written extensively about issues relating to gender and law and is widely recognized as a leading scholar in that field, both nationally and internationally. Her research standing is evidenced by the publication of her most recent monograph, Law and Gender (2014) in the prestigious Clarendon Law Series (OUP) and by her appointment as a Fellow of The Academy of Social Sciences (2011). Joanne is also co-editor of The New Oxford Companion to Law (with Peter Cane) (OUP, 2008) and served as Deputy Chair of the 2014REF law sub-panel, having previously served on the RAE2008 law sub-panel.

Joanne has considerable experience at all levels of university management and from 2008-2011, she was Head of the Law School at the University of Kent. She took up her position as Head of University of Bristol Law School in August 2014. 

You can follow Joanne on twitter: @joanneconaghan

Watch Joanne deliver her inaugural lecture in the Wills Memorial Building on 19th February 2015 -


Research interests: tort, labour law, jurisprudence and legal theory, feminism and gender, including legal aspects of violence against women

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