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Prof Tony Ward


Department: Northumbria Law School

This experience contributed to the development of his two main research interests: in the ways in which courts interpret various kinds of expert evidence; and in violence and other criminal activities by state agencies and their officials. He subsequently worked at De Montfort University (where he completed a PhD on the history of psychiatric evidence) and the University of Hull before joining Northumbria Law School in June 2016.

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  • Law PhD June 01 2016
  • Member Honourable Society of Gray's Inn 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Committal of an Expert Witness for Contempt of Court, Ward, T., Jackson, A. 15 May 2019, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • State Crime and Civil Activism, Green, P., Ward, T. 22 Apr 2019
  • Comment on Guidance on the Preparation, Admission and Examination of Expert Evidence, Wortley, N., Ward, T. 18 Mar 2019, In: Criminal Law Week
  • Arguments and Stories in Legal Reasoning, Ward, T., Andresani, G. 20 Jan 2019, In: Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
  • Assessing concurrent expert evidence, Edmond, G., Ferguson, A., Ward, T. 1 Jul 2018, In: Civil Justice Quarterly
  • Human Trafficking, Victims' Rights and Fair Trials, Ward, T., Fouladvand, S. 1 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Criminal Law
  • Ethics and the Role of the Expert Witness, Ward, T. 22 Jan 2018, The Expert Witness, Forensic Science, and the Criminal Justice Systems of the UK, Taylor & Francis
  • Improperly Obtained Evidence and the Epistemic Conception of the Trial, Ward, T. 31 Aug 2017, In: Journal of Criminal Law
  • Forensic science, reliability and scientific validity: Advice from America, Ward, T., Edmond, G., Martire, K., Wortley, N. 31 May 2017, In: Criminal Law Review
  • A Critical Gap: Addressing the Reliability of Forensic Science Evidence, Ward, T., Wortley, N. 20 May 2017, Criminal Bar Association Spring Conference 2017 - Expert Evidence

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  • Christopher Sangster Start: 01/10/2018
  • Jessica Horton Start: 01/10/2018
  • Kevwe Omoragbon Start: 20/03/2017
  • James Gray Start: 19/01/2017


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