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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
  • Arguments and Stories in Legal Reasoning, Ward, T., Andresani, G. 20 Jan 2019, In: Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
  • Comment on Guidance on the Preparation, Admission and Examination of Expert Evidence, Wortley, N., Ward, T. 18 Mar 2019, In: Criminal Law Week
  • Committal of an Expert Witness for Contempt of Court, Ward, T., Jackson, A. 1 Jun 2019, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Human Trafficking, Vulnerability and the State, Fouladvand, S., Ward, T. Feb 2019, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • State Crime and Civil Activism, Green, P., Ward, T. 22 Apr 2019
  • Admissibility, reliability and common law epistemology, Ward, T. 30 Nov 2018, Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • Assessing concurrent expert evidence, Edmond, G., Ferguson, A., Ward, T. 1 Jul 2018, In: Civil Justice Quarterly
  • 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
  • Human Trafficking, Victims' Rights and Fair Trials, Ward, T., Fouladvand, S. 1 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Criminal Law
  • Science and Justice Research Interest Group (RIG), Northumbria University - written evidence to the Science and Technology Committee (Lords) inquiry on forensic science (FRS0051), McCartney, C., Evison, M., Ward, T., Wortley, N., Piasecki, E., Nsiah Amoako, E., Amankwaa, A., Jackson, A. 14 Sep 2018

PGR Supervision

  • James Gray Literature. Creative Writing and the Phenomenology of Law Start: 19/01/2017
  • Christopher Sangster Start: 01/10/2018
  • Jessica Horton Start: 01/10/2018
  • Kevwe Omoragbon A critical evaluation of the use of the portfolio as an effective form of assessment in clinical legal education Start: 20/03/2017


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