Craig Laverick


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PhD projects

Maritime/shipping law, corporate manslaughter

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Personal profile


Craig received a Diploma in Norwegian in 2006 from Jeløy Folkehøgskole, following the award of a full scholarship from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London.  He returned to England in 2006, and obtained his LLB (Hons.) degree from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2008.  Craig went on to study at Northumbria University and graduated with a LLM in International Commercial Law in 2010.  He was awarded the University of Central Lancashire’s sole scholarship in 2010, to study for a PhD part-time under the supervision of Professor Keyuan Zou and Professor Richard Taylor.  Craig submitted his thesis in 2017.

Before joining Northumbria Law School as a senior lecturer in 2017, Craig had been a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (2012-2016), a guest lecturer at the Staatliche Seefahrtschule in Cuxhaven, Germany (2016), and a visiting professor at the University of Mauritius (2014). Craig is currently a visiting professor at Chandigarh University, India.

Craig has been recognised as an innovative lecturer; receiving an award in 2014 for his creative and innovative teaching methods, and being asked by leading publishing houses to write about his experience and expertise.

Craig is the Module Tutor for the Maritime Law Module and he teaches on a number of commercial law modules across a range of the Law School’s programmes.

Research interests

Research interests in the regulation of maritime safety and maritime disasters, autonomous shipping, the ISM Code, corporate manslaughter, and Technology Enhanced/Learning (TEL).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, 'Enforcing the ISM Code, and Improving Maritime Safety, with an Improved Corporate Manslaughter Act: A Safety Culture Theory Perspective', University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 24 Apr 2018

PGCLTHE, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 1 Oct 2016

CertHE, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

LLM, International Commercial Law, Northumbria University

Award Date: 24 Jun 2010

LLB (Hons), Newcastle University

Award Date: 19 Jun 2008

Language Studies (other/general), Diploma, Norsk, Jeløy Folkehøgskole

Award Date: 1 May 2006

External positions

Consultant, Netflix

2019 → …

Professor, Chandigarh University

26 Jul 201829 Sept 2018

Arbitrator, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)

2018 → …

Specialist Advisor, Granskingskommisjon for Brannen på Scandinavian Star


Specialist Advisor, Skagerrak Foundation

2015 → …

Professor, University of Mauritius

Jul 2013Aug 2014


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