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Biography

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.

Research interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD

12 Jul 201631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 12 Jul 2016

Teaching & Learning, PGCHE

1 Sept 200831 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2008

Law, LLB

1 Sept 200531 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2005

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