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Dr Rebecca Kelly


About Dr Rebecca Kelly

Rebecca is an experienced academic lawyer, having worked for several years as a Senior Lecturer in Law. She has taught on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses.

A dedicated educator, Rebecca, is committed to continuous learning to develop her teaching and mentoring skills. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  One of her main research interests is pedagogy, studying the theory and practice of learning with a particular focus on supporting different learning styles and needs. 

Before moving into higher education, Rebecca worked in central government spanning a range of responsibilities. Experienced in policy and change management, she has practical knowledge of the role of the modern state and the challenges for decision-makers.

Rebecca has authored pieces in national and international law journals and professional publications on topics including cyberlaw, human rights, consumer law, and property. Her current research explores the authority and autonomy of legal systems and the particular difficulties posed by international courts. This work builds on her completed PhD, which focused on the legitimacy of rulings by the European Court of Human Rights. She also has experience of working in teams supervising PhDs and dissertations.

Current Teaching

  • Property Law
  • European Union
  • Contract Law
  • Post Graduate Research Supervision

Research Interests

Rebecca's current research explores the basis of legal authority and possible implications for the legitimacy of decision-making processes. 

She is also exploring approaches for developing skills and building resilience in law students.

Selected Publications

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