Dr Nazia Yaqub
Before joining Leeds Beckett, Nazia spent several years in legal practice. She is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising) and represented clients in the areas of Prison Law, Crime, Mental Health, Family and Children’s law. After crossing to academia, Nazia spent five years teaching on the LLB and LLM programmes at Bradford Law School and a further five years teaching at the University of Liverpool on the Family Law, Children’s Rights and English Legal System modules. During this time Nazia completed a post-graduate teaching diploma and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Nazia completed her PhD research in the area of Private International Law and the operation of the Hague Convention on cross-border parental child abduction. The doctoral project provides the first-ever empirical and critical investigation of the legal and regulatory framework responding to cases of parental child abduction to Islamic law countries, explored through a children's rights framework.
Nazia is now developing a Monograph with Bloomsbury Hart Publishers in their series on Private International Law. Nazia is also engaged with the international and collaborative CATCH80 project which seeks to develop a child-friendly version of the 1980 Hague Convention.