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Gemma Davies

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

 Gemma obtained a First Class LLB (Hons) degree and was called to the Bar as a member of Middle Temple.  She completed pupillage in 2005 and went on to practise as a barrister until 2012 specialising in criminal law. Gemma is currently Associate Professor and her research focuses on transnational crime and criminal justice cooperation. She has been involved in a series of inter-disciplinary research applications that have resulted in income generation of over £355,000 in the area of transnational crime and criminal justice co-operation within the EU. She is currently co-investigator in a NordForsk / ESRC funded research project: Police Detectives on the TOR-network (A Study on Tensions Between Privacy and Crime Fighting) and principle investigator on an AHRC funded project entitled UK-Irish Criminal Justice Cooperation Network (AH/S002197/1). This network will be funded until April 2020 during which a number of events will be held to explore the impact of Brexit on various aspects of criminal justice cooperation between the UK and Ireland from an interdisciplinary perspective. If you would like to hear more about this network please contact Gemma directly.

Gemma is an elected committee member of the European Criminal Law Association (UK) and her work in this area has focused on the way information exchange mechanisms can establish a regional harmonized system of criminal justice cooperation which helps to tackle cross-border crime effectively. Gemma’s work also engages with data protection and Article 8 ECHR as it touches upon “criminality information” sharing. Her most recent article, published in the International Journal of Evidence and Proof, focused on post-Brexit sharing of criminal records Information between the EU and UK and her work continues to consider the impact of Brexit on criminal justice cooperation and the policing of cross-border crime.

Gemma currently holds the role of Director of International Development for the law school and has responsibility for the strategic international development of the law school, which includes overseas partner management and development.

Campus Address

City Campus East



Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Criminal Justice Cooperation Between the UK and Ireland After Brexit: Special Edition, Davies, G. 1 Apr 2021, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Extradition Between the UK and Ireland after Brexit – Understanding the past and present to prepare for the future, Davies, G., Arnell, P. 1 Apr 2021, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Facilitating cross-border criminal justice cooperation between the UK and Ireland after Brexit: ‘Keeping the lights on’ to ensure the safety of the Common Travel Area, Davies, G. 1 Apr 2021, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Police cooperation and exchange of information under the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Arnell, P., Bock, S., Davies, G., Wörner, L. 1 Jun 2021, In: New Journal of European Criminal Law
  • Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Inquiry: CBC0005 - Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit, Davies, G., Hayward, K., Butler, M. 7 Oct 2020
  • Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Inquiry: Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit - oral evidence, Davies, G. 7 Oct 2020
  • Shining a Light on Policing of the Dark Web: An analysis of UK investigatory Powers, Davies, G. 1 Oct 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The Forum Bar in UK Extradition Law: an Unnecessary Failure, Arnell, P., Davies, G. 1 Apr 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • UK-Irish Criminal Justice Cooperation Network Briefing Paper: Cross-border Cooperation in Policing and Criminal Justice Between the UK and Ireland After Brexit, Davies, G. 19 Nov 2020
  • Written Evidence Submission on behalf of the UK-Irish Criminal Justice Cooperation Network, Davies, G., Hayward, K., Butler, M. 7 Oct 2020

Qualifications

Law LLB (Hons) September 01 2000


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