Leeds Beckett University - City Campus,
Dr Anna Kawalek
Dr Anna Kawalek Kawalek is a Senior Lecturer in Law from Leeds Beckett University. Her research specialises in justice innovation, therapeutic jurisprudence, and criminal justice. She primarily teaches and leads Public Law, and teaches Criminal Law.
As part of her research profile, Dr Anna Kawalek Kawalek is the co-founder and co-chair of the UK Chapter for Therapeutic Jurisprudence. She is also Trustee and a member of the Advisory Board for the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence. Both these roles involve being at the forefront of international and national decision making and discussions in the area. A link to the UK TJ chapter is below, welcoming new members and volunteers: TJUK.org
Anna's academic career began at Sheffield Hallam University in 2015, where she was first appointed as an Associate Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher, then latterly a Law and Criminology Lecturer. After completing her PhD in 2017, Anna was more recently appointed as a Law Lecturer at Leeds Beckett Law School in 2018. She was appointed to focus on her research outputs and to develop of the teaching and learning on the LLB and GDL programmes.
- Public Law (module leader)
- Criminal Law
Dr Kawalek's research interests centre around problem-solving courts, justice innovation, and therapeutic jurisprudence. She is currently developing her publications in this area and has written a book on problem-solving courts in England and Wales.
Anna is also an expert in empirical methods, and has a professional qualification in this area. She is particularly fascinated by epistemological enquiry and its translation into empirical methodology.
As a socio-legal researcher, Anna is currently seeking to supervise PhD students interested interested in the aforementioned topics.
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Kawalek A; Edwards M; Best D (2018) Recovery and Restorative Justice: Systems for Generating Social Justice. In: Gavrielides T ed. Routledge International Handbook of Restorative Justice. Routledge International, Francis and Taylor: Routledge International Handbooks, pp. 87-103.
Kawalek A; Phillips J; Greenslade A-M (2022) The significance of the judges within the Choices and Consequences and Prolific Intensive schemes: international lessons for England and Wales and back again. International Journal for Court Administration, 13 (2), pp. 6-37.
Kawalek A (2020) A tool for measuring therapeutic jurisprudence values during empirical research. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 71
Gavin P; Kawalek A (2020) Viewing the Dublin Drug Treatment Court Through the Lens of Therapeutic Jurisprudence. International Journal for Court Administration, 11 (1),
Sondhi A; Pointon L; Kawalek A; Leidi A; Best D (2020) Factors associated with concurrent illicit use of opiates and crack/cocaine among opiate-users in Treatment: Implications for treatment services in England. Addiction Research & Theory, 28 (4), pp. 298-304.
Kawalek A; Ferris K; Marson J (2019) Applying refugee family reunion law therapeutically. Beijing Law Review, 10 (5), pp. 1172-1196.
Jones E; Kawalek A (2019) Dissolving the stiff upper lip: Opportunities and challenges for the mainstreaming of therapeutic jurisprudence in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 63 pp. 76-84.
Marson J; Ferris K; Kawalek A (2019) A Vineyard in a Law Clinic: The Practical Application of a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Philosophy in a UK Law Clinic. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, March (2019), pp. 124-146.
Heather N; Best D; Kawalek A; Field M; Lewis M; Rotgers F; Wiers RW; Heim D (2017) Challenging the brain disease model of addiction: European launch of the addiction theory network. Addiction Research and Theory, 26 (4), pp. 249-255.
Phillips J; Kawalek A; Greenslade A-M (2020) An evaluation of the Choices and Consequences and Prolific Intensive programmes in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire [Online].
(2022) Modern Slavery Survivor Pathways: A Critique of UK Policy, Legislation and Practice.
(2022) Autism and Understanding Social Romantic Boundaries- Is it different for women?.
KAWALEK AG (2022) Problem-Solving Courts, Criminal Justice, and the International Gold Standard Reframing the English and Welsh Drug Courts. Routledge.
Kawałek AG (2021) Problem-Solving Courts, Criminal Justice, and the International Gold Standard Reframing the English and Welsh Drug Courts. Routledge.