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Dr Nicola Wake

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Professor Nicola Wake is Deputy Director for the Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and Subject Sections Secretary for the Society of Legal Scholars. Nicola has published widely on mental condition defences, holds several editorial positions, and has secured funding from prestigious providers.  Nicola is a research mentor to academic colleagues, and supervises a number of PhD students.

Nicola joined the law school in 2012, having previously worked at the University of Sunderland. Nicola teaches across a number of modules, and is experienced in associate head departmental leadership, programme leadership, programme (re)validation processes, and external examining.

Nicola Wake

Campus Address

Room CCE1-314
City Campus East
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 8ST

Qualifications

  • Law PhD July 12 2016
  • Teaching & Learning PGCHE September 01 2008
  • Law LLB September 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2012

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Legislative approaches to recognising the vulnerability of young people and preventing their criminalisation, Wake, N., Arthur, R., Crofts, T., Lambert, S. 16 Jul 2021, In: Public Law
  • Empowering young people: multi-disciplinary expressive interventions utilising Diamond9 evaluative methods to encourage agency in youth justice, Arthur, R., Dunn, R., Wake, N. 20 May 2020, In: International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law
  • Manslaughter by loss of control, Wake, N. 5 Mar 2019, In: Criminal Law Review
  • Homicide in Criminal Law, Reed, A., Bohlander, M., Wake, N., Engleby, E., Adams, V. 3 Sep 2018
  • Trafficking victims compelled to commit offences: Increasing the protection available in England and Wales and New Zealand, Wake, N. 6 Jul 2018
  • Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery: When Victims Kill, Wake, N. 1 Sep 2017, In: Criminal Law Review
  • Comparative perspectives on criminal justice reforms, Wake, N., Reed, A. 23 Nov 2016, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Consent: Domestic and comparative perspectives, Reed, A., Bohlander, M., Wake, N., Smith, E. 28 Oct 2016
  • Legal Perspectives on State Power: Consent and Control, Ashford, C., Reed, A., Wake, N. 1 Nov 2016
  • Legal vignettes on loss of control, Wake, N. Jun 2016

PGR Supervision

  • Sean Mennim Start: 01/10/2018
  • Sian Dickson Start: 01/10/2017
  • Elizabeth Stuart-Cole Start: 01/10/2015

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Professor Wake's research interests include: criminal law and justice specifically mental condition defences, human trafficking, and vulnerable offenders.


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