Robin Bennett, Lecturer

Robin Bennett


Robin is a Lecturer in Law with a particular interest in the development of counter-terrorism law and policy in the tertiary sector.

Robin joined Leeds Law School in 2017 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant where he combined the development of his teaching portfolio whilst studying for a doctorate. Prior to joining the university, he obtained his LLB from the University of Bradford and spent a short time working as a barristers clerk.

Current Teaching

Robin currently teaches Public Law, UK Anti-Terrorism and Policy and Media & Entertainment Law whilst also supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. He has previously taught Contract Law, Tort Law and Business Law & Ethics.

Research Interests

Robin is currently studying for his doctorate which examines the impact of the statutory 'Prevent duty' on legal academics throughout England & Wales. As a supplement to his PhD work, he is part of a wider project team within Leeds Law School who are looking to develop a new model of Prevent training through the use of immersive learning technology. Robin hopes that his research can help to inform the development of counter-terrorism policy across the education sector and beyond.

Robin also has an interest in the development of pedagogy, specifically focussing on the use of social media platforms to build community and operate as a support mechanism within student and early career researcher/academic environments.

Robin also sits on the committee for the Association of Law Teachers as an Early Career representative. He recently organised the inaugural ‘ALT Early Career Symposium’ which was held at Cloth Hall Court, Leeds, during September 2019.

Robin Bennett, Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Lowe D (2020) Prevent Strategy Helping the Vulnerable Being Drawn Towards Terrorism Or Another Layer of State Surveillance?. Routledge.