Professor Richard Collier
Professor of Law and Social Theory

  • Email: richard.collier@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6655
  • Address: Newcastle Law School
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Background

LLM, MA, PhD, FRSA

Roles and Responsibilities

Deputy Research Director (2007–to date)
University Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Steering Group (2009>)
Co-ordinator of External Funding (2005–to date)
Degree Programme Director (LLB) (2002-2005) and Third Year Tutor (2002-4)
School (previously Departmental) Research Committee (1995-date)
School Ethics Committee (2008-date)
Departmental Dissertations Co-ordinator (2003–date, 1994 – 2001)
Personal Tutor
Member of Steering Group of the University Research Institute in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (NIASSH) (2002 - 2005, 2009>)
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Teaching and Learning Committee (incl. External Examination Sub-Group) (2002-5)
University Teaching and Learning Committee Programme Approval Panel (2002-5)
School Teaching and Learning Committee (2002-5).
Faculty College of Reviewers (2004-)
Departmental Seminar Series co-ordinator (2001-2003, 2005).
Management Committee Centre of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Newcastle (1995 - 2005).
University Appointments Committee (1997-2000).
University Staff Student Committee (1992 - 1999)
University Examination Adviser (1997)
Alumni Co-Ordinator (1996 - 1999)
Departmental Profile Committee (1999-2000)
Head of Department's Consultative Committee (1994 - 1995)
Departmental Postgraduate Committee (1994 - 1995)
Chair and Secretary of Newcastle Law School Staff/Student Committee (1990-1994, 1996)
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Faculty Brochure Co-ordinator (1990-1993)
Schools Liaison Team (1990-1993)
Member of Departmental Teaching Observation Team

Qualifications

Ph.D. 'Family, Law and Gender' Awarded July 1991, University of Leicester.
Awards: University of Leicester Research Scholarship
M.A. (Socio-Legal Studies) Awarded with Distinction 1986, University of Sheffield
Awards: ESRC Quota Award
LLB. (Hons) 1983, Upper Second, University of Sheffield
FRSA

Previous Positions

University of Newcastle Reader, 1995-1999
Lecturer, 1990 - 1995
University of Warwick Lecturer, 1988 - 1990
University of Leicester Research Scholar, 1985 – 1988

Senior Visiting Research Scholar, European Centre of Gender Excellence (GEXcel) Sweden, Linköping University/Örebro University, 2011).

Research Fellowship, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 2011

Visitng Fellow, College of Law, Australian National University, 2011

Senior Research Fellowship, British Academy/Leverhulme ‘Thank-Offer to Britain Fellowship’ 2007-8 

Visiting Professor, Center on Children & Families, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, USA, 2007

Visiting Professor, School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta, USA, 2007)

Visiting Fellow, Socio-Legal Research Centre, Griffith University, Australia, 2006)

Visiting Parsons Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia, 2004)

Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2004)Visiting Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2004)

Visiting Professor, Dorothea S. Clarke Scholar, Law Faculty, Cornell University, USA, 2000)

Visiting Lecturer, Amherst College, USA, 2000)

 

Memberships

Editorial Board Member Social and Legal Studies: An International Journal (1999-present): Editor 2001-2004.
Executive Committee Member (1999 - present, 1992 - 1996) and Secretary (April 1994-6) of the Socio Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
Member of ESRC Advisory Group (2003-6), Gay and Lesbian Marriage: Socio-Legal, Familial and Cultural implications in England 2003-6: Centre for Research on Family, Kinship & Childhood Department of Sociology and Social Policy University of Leeds.
Member of ESRC Advisory Group (2004-7) Masculinities in Transition: Identity, Home and Workplace: University of Sheffield, Department of Sociology.
Member European Men’s Health Institute (2000) and Thematic Research Network (funded by EC Research Directorates) ‘The Social Problem and Societal Problematisation of Men and Masculinities’.
Editorial Board Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
Society of Legal Scholars (formally the Society of the Public Teachers of Law)
Member of the Legal Education Groups and UK/Canadian Legal Studies Group
Invited Consultant (1997-2000): Lord Chancellor's Department: Evaluation of Information Meetings: Family Law Act 1996. 
Member of ISA/Research Committee of the Sociology of Law (RCSL) Working Groups on (i) Gender and Law, (ii) Working Group for the Comparative Study of the Legal Professions, (iii) Law and Popular Culture 
Member of the Legal Education Group and UK/Canadian Legal Studies Group

Member, University of Cambridge Socio-Legal Group
 Member of Sub-Committee of American Law and Society Association (LSA) (Conditions of Academic Work) 1998-9
 Member, International Co-operation Group on Fatherhood, ZIF/Centre for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany

Honours and Awards

University of Leicester Research Scholarship Ph.D. 'Family, Law and Gender' Awarded July 1991, University of Leicester.
ESRC Quota Award M.A. (Socio-Legal Studies) Awarded with Distinction 1986, University of Sheffield
Masculinity, Law and the Family (1995) received an 'Honorary Mention' for the 1995 Oxford University Press/Socio-Legal Studies Association Prize for the Most Distinguished Contribution to Socio-Legal Studies published in the preceding year.
FRSA

 

Primary areas of research interest lie in the field of law and gender, with a particular focus in the past on issues around men and masculinities. The work encompasses primarily (although not exclusively) the fields of Law, Families and Social Change (e.g. work on fatherhood and law, fathers’ rights and responsibilities) , Gender and the Legal Profession (e.g. male lawyers and work-life balance) and Gender and Crime/Criminology. I am presently researching the book 'Family Men: Fatherhood, Law and Gender from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present' and conducting a research project on male lawyers, masculinities and work-life balance in the legal profession. Collaborations, funding, and anticipated developments are detailed elsewhere under ‘Research Plans’.

Books

• Men, Law and Gender: Essays on The ‘Man' of Law 2010, Routledge, London and New York, 292pp plus preface and acknowledgements [monograph]. Published in Paperback edition June 2011.

Fragmenting Fatherhood: A Socio-Legal Study, 2008, Hart Publications, Oxford 324pp [plus preface and acknowledgments. Co-written with Sally Sheldon [monograph].

• Fathers’ Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective, 2006, [co-edited with Sally Sheldon] Hart Publications, Oxford, 173 pp plus preface and acknowledgements [edited collection].

• Masculinities, Crime and Criminology: Men, Corporeality and the Criminal(ised) Body, 1998, London and New York, Sage 224 pp plus preface and acknowledgements [monograph].

• Masculinity, Law and the Family, 1995, London and New York, Routledge 331pp plus preface and acknowledgements [monograph].

Articles and Contributions to Collections 

 ‘‘Love Law, Love Life’: Neo-Liberalism, Wellbeing and Gender in the Legal Profession - The Case of Law School’, in press Legal Ethics 2014 [contributions to issue based on the papers presented at panel session at the 2012 International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC V)

    "Men, Gender and Fathers’ Rights ‘After Legal Equalty’: New Formations of Rights and Responsibilities in Famly Justice" in R. Leckey (ed) After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship (Routledge, 2014, in press) [drawing on paper presented McGill University, Canada, April 2013].

      "Rechtswissenschaft" (Law and Masculinities: European Perspectives) in Stefan Horlacher, Bettina Schötz, Wieland Schwanebeck (eds.). Handbuch Männlichkeitsforschung. Verlag J.B. Metzler. Stuttgart, Weimar 2014.

        ‘Taking masculinity seriously’? Theory, practice and the (hetero)sexing of criminology’ in Routledge Major Works Collection: Critical Criminology (Walter DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz eds.) 2014 London, Routledge: reprinted from R. Collier Masculinities, Crime and Criminology (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 1998), pp. 156–182.

          "Rethinking Men and Masculinities in the Contermporary Legal Profession: The Example of Fatherhood, Transnational Business Masculinities and Work-Life Balance in Large Law Firms" (2013) Nevada Law Journal Vol 13 pp 101-130.

           "Privatizing the University and the New Political Economy of Socio-Legal Studies: Remaking the (Legal) Academic Subject" (2013) Journal of Law and Society Vol 40(3) (in press) p450-467 

          "On Masculinities, Law and Family Practices: A Case Study of Fathers’ Rights and Gender’ (2013), in M.Fineman and M.Thomson (eds) Masculinities and Law in press, Aldershot Ashgate pp 251-266 [article based on invited presentation at 2009 Symposium, Law School, Emory University, USA, September 2009].

          "Reflections on Men, Law and Masculinities in an Interdisciplinary Context: Rethinking the ‘Man’ of Law" in Jakoby Nina, Liebig Brigitte, Peitz Martina, Schmid Tina, Zinn Isabelle V. (eds.), (frth.), Männer und Männlichkeiten. Disziplinäre Perspektiven. Reihe Zürcher Hochschulforum, Zürich: Vdf.

          "Law and the Remaking of Fatherhood in Late Modernity: Reflections on Family Policy in England and Wales 1997-2010" (2012) in M. Oechsle, U.Mueller and S.Hess (eds) Fatherhood in Late Modernity: Cultural Images, Social Practices, Structural Frames Barbara Budrich Publishers, Leverkusen/Farmington Hills, pp 295-317.

          "Law and Masculinities: European Perspectives" in S.Horlacher, Bettina Schötz and Wieland Schwanebeck (eds) The German Handbook of Masculinity Studies (Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart/Weimar, in press)

          "Good Fathers, Successful Lawyers: Transnational Business Masculinities and the Legal Profession" (2012) in Jeff Hearn and Alp Biricik (eds) GEXcel Work in Progress Report Volume XVI Proceedings from GEXcel Theme 9:Gendered Sexualed Transnationalisations, Deconstructing the Dominant: Transforming men,"centres" and knowledge/policy/practice 2011 – 2012, GEXcel Sweden Pp 53-67

          "On Reading Men, Law and Gender: Legal Regulation and the New Poltiics of Masculinity’ in S.Horlacher (ed) Constructions of Masculinity in British Literature From the Middle Ages to the Present, 2012, London Palgrave Macmillan.

          "The Responsible Father in New Labour’s Legal and Social Policy", 2011, in J. Bridgeman, H.Keating and C.Lind (eds) Regulating Family Responsibilities Aldershot: Ashgate, pp47-67. 

          "Fathers and Birth", 2011, in F. Ebtehaj, J.Herring, M.Johnson and M.Richards (eds) Birth Rites and Rights, Oxford: Hart, pp151-167.

          "Masculinities, Law and Personal Life: Towards a New Framework for Understanding Men, Law and Gender", 2010, vol 33(2) Harvard Journal of Law and Gender pp431-477 [article based on invited presentation given at Harvard Law School, March 2010].

          "Identity Matters: Class, Culture and Legal Academics – In Search of Another Voice", 2010, in F.Cownie (ed) Stakeholders in the Law School Oxford, Hart Publications, pp15-35.

          "Fathers’ Rights, Gender and Welfare:Some Questions for Family Law", 2009, vol 31(4) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law pp357-371

          "The Fathers Rights Movement, Law Reform and the New Politics of Fatherhood: Reflections on the UK Experience", 2009, vol 20, Journal of Law and Public Policy, pp 65-110 [article based on public lecture presented at the Center for Children & Families, University of Florida, 2007].

          "Fatherhood, Law and Fathers’ Rights: Rethinking the Relationship Between Gender and Welfare", 2009, in J.Wallbank, S.Choudhry and J.Herring (eds) Rights, Gender and Family Law, London, Routledge-Cavendish, pp119-144. 

          "Rethinking Father’s Rights", 2009, vol 39 Family Law [January] pp 45-50.

          "Engaging Fathers? Responsibility, Law and the ‘Problem of Fatherhood", 2008, in J.Bridgeman, C.Lind and H.Keating (eds) Responsibility, Law and the Family Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing, pp 169-191.

          "The Outlaw Fathers Fight Back: Fathers’ Rights Groups, Fathers 4 Justice and the Politics of Family Law Reform – Some Reflections on the UK Experience", 2006, in R.Collier and S.Sheldon (eds) Fathers’ Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective Hart Publications, Oxford, pp 53 – 79.

          "Fathers’ Rights, Fatherhood and Law Reform – International Perspectives", 2006 (co-written with S.Sheldon) in R.Collier and S.Sheldon (eds) (eds) Fathers’ Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective, Hart Publications, Oxford, pp 1 – 27.

          "Feminist Legal Studies and the Subject(s) of Men: Questions of Text, Terrain and Context in the Politics of Family Law and Gender", 2006, in A.Diduck and K.O’Donovan (eds) Feminist Perspectives in Family Law Cavendish, London pp 235 - 251.

          "Peter’s Choice: Changing Representations of Lawyers and Legal Academics – Work, Identity and Lifestyle in the New Economy", 2006, in S.Greenfield and G.Osborn (eds.) Studies in Law and Popular Culture: Routledge Research Monographs London, Routledge pp 31-64

          "Fathers 4 Justice, Law and the New Politics of Fatherhood", 2005, vol 17 (4) Child and Family Law Quarterly pp 1-29.

          "Be Smart, Be Successful, Be Yourself….’: Representations of the Training Contract and the Trainee Solicitor in Advertising by Large Law Firms", 2005, vol 12 (1) International Journal of the Legal Profession pp 51-92.

          "The Liberal Law School, The Restructured University and the Paradox of Socio-Legal Studies", 2005, vol 68 (3) Modern Law Review pp 475-494.

          "Review: Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Organizations", 2005, vol12 (6) Gender, Work and Organization (November) pp 593 – 595.

          "Restructuring the Universities, Remaking the Legal Academy?’, 2005, in R.Hunter and M.Keys (eds.) Changing Law: Rights,Regulation and Reconciliation Oxford, Oxford University Press pp 77-104.

          "We’re All Socio-Legal Now?’: Legal Education, Scholarship and the Global Knowledge Economy – Reflections on the UK Experience", 2004, vol 26 (4) Sydney Law Review(50th Anniversary Special Issue) pp 503-537.

          "Reflections on the Relationship Between Law and Masculinities: Rethinking The ‘Man Question’", 2003, Current Legal Problems vol 56 pp345-402 – subsequently reprinted in Evans and Jamieson (ed) Reader in Gender and Crime Buckingham: Open University Press, 2008.

          "Men, Masculinities and Crime'', 2003, The Blackwell International Companion to Criminology, C. Sumner (ed) Oxford, Blackwell, pp285-308.

          "Introduction to ‘Gothic Horror: The Law School, Legal Education and the Knowledge Economy" Introduction, ‘Debate and Dialogue’, 2005, vol 14(2) Social and Legal Studies pp 259-265.

          "In Search of the ‘Good Father’: Law, Family Practices and the Normative Reconstruction of Parenthood", 2003, in Family Law: Processes, Practices and Pressures J. Dewar and S.Parker (ed.) Kluwer (reprinted from Sarat and Ewick, ed. below).

          "The Changing University and the (Legal) Academic Career - Rethinking the 'Private Life' of the Law School", 2002, Legal Studies vol 22 (1) pp 1-32.

          "Masculinities", 2002, Sociology vol 36 (3): pp737-42

          "Male Bodies, Family Practices", 2002, in A. Bainham, S. D. Sclater and M. Richards (eds.for the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group) Body Lore and Laws, Hart Publishers/Cambridge Socio-Legal Group, London pp 149-169.

          "A Hard Time to be a Father?: Law, Policy and Family Practices", 2001, Journal of Law and Society vol 28 (4) pp520-545

          "'Rat boys' and 'little angels': corporeality, male youth and the bodies of (dis)order", 2001, in R.Holliday and J. Hassard (eds.) Contested Bodies London, Routledge pp21-35.

          "In Search of the ‘Good Father’: Law, Family Practices and the Normative Reconstruction of Parenthood", 2001, Studies in Law, Politics and Society vol 22 ed. A. Sarat and P. Ewick) pp133-171.

          "Dangerousness, Popular Knowledge and the Criminal Law: A Case Study of the Paedophile as Socio-Cultural Phenomenon",2001,in P. Alldridge and C. Brants (eds.) Personal Autonomy, the Private Sphere and the Criminal Law: A Comparative Study (Oxford and Portland Oregon, Hart Publishing) pp 223-245.

          "Anxious Parenthood, the Vulnerable Child and the ‘Good Father’: Reflections on the Legal Regulation of the Relationship Between Men and Children", 2001, in J. Bridgeman and D. Monk (eds.) Feminist Perspectives on Child Law London, Cavendish pp 107-129

          "Gender, Law and Divorce", 2000, Chapter 30 (Vol 3) of the Final Report submitted to the Lord Chancellor's Department for England and Wales, Information Meetings and Associated Provisions Family Law Act 1996 J.Walker, ed. London. Lord Chancellor's Department) pp685-711.   

          "The Challenge of Social, Legal and Policy Change" (co-written with J.Walker and N.Timms), 2000, Chapter 1 (Vol 1) of the Final Report submitted to the Lord Chancellor's Department for England and Wales, Information Meetings and Associated Provisions Family Law Act 1996 Walker, J. ed. London. Lord Chancellor's Department pp 5-17.   

          "Straight Families, Queer Lives? Heterosexual(izing) Family Law", 2000, in C. Stychin and D. Herman (eds.) Sexuality in the Legal Arena London, The Athlone Press pp 164-179.

          "‘The Dashing of a ‘Liberal Dream’?: The Information Meeting, the ‘New Family’ and the Limits of Law", 1999, vol 11 (3) Child and Family Law Quarterly pp 257 – 270.

          "Feminising the Workplace'? (Re)constructing the 'good parent' in employment law and family policy", 1999, in A. Morris and T. O'Donnell (eds) Feminist Perspectives on Employment Law, London: Cavendish: pp161-181.

          "Men, Heterosexuality and the Changing Family: (Re)Constructing Fatherhood in Law and Social Policy", 1999, in C. Wright and G. Jaggar (ed.) Changing Family Values, London and New York: Routledge: pp38-58.

          "Law, Sex Difference and the Body", 1999, vol 5(2) Res Publica pp217-225.

          "From 'Women's Emancipation' to 'Sex War'?: Beyond the 'Masculinized Discourse' of Divorce", 1999, in S.D. Sclater and C. Piper (eds.) Undercurrents of Divorce Aldershot: Dartmouth: pp123-144.

          "Nutty Professors, Men in Suits and New Entrepreneurs: Corporeality, Subjectivity and Change in the Law School and Legal Practice", 1998, Social and Legal Studies vol 7 (1): pp27-53

          " (Un)Sexy Bodies: The Making of Professional Legal Masculinities", 1998, in C.McGlynn (ed) Legal Feminisms: Theory and Practice Aldershot: Dartmouth: pp2 – 21

          Sections of this text have been selected for inclusion in M.Cottier and A.Büchler (eds), Legal Gender Studies – Rechtliche Geschlechterstudien Konzepte Entwicklungen und Perspektiven – eine kommentierte Quellensammlung Inhaltsverzeichnis Basel: Helbing und Lichtenhahn 

          "After Dunblane: Crime, Corporeality and the (Hetero)Sexing of the Bodies of Men", 1997, Journal of Law and Society vol 24 (2): pp177-199 [this article has subsequently been republished in S.Tomsen (ed) Crime, Criminal Justice and Masculinities, International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology – Second Series London, Ashgate, 2008 and L.Moran (ed) Sexuality and Identity: International Library of Essays in Law and Society London, Ashgate, 2006.

          ''Coming Together?': Post-Heterosexuality, Masculine Crisis and the New Men's Movement", 1996, Feminist Legal Studies vol 4 (1): pp3 – 48.

          "Just (More) Boys Doing Business'? Gender, Sex and the 'Masculinity Turn' in Criminology", 1996, Social and Legal Studies vol 5: pp271-278. 

          "Waiting Till Father Gets Home....': The Reconstruction of Fatherhood in Family Law", 1995, Social and Legal Studies vol 4 (1): pp5 –30 [this article has subsequently been republished in S.Boyd and H.Rhoades ( (ed) Law and Families: International Library of Essays in Law and Society London, Ashgate, 2006.

          ''A Father's 'Normal Love'?: Masculinities, Criminology and the Family', 1995, in R. Dobash, R.Dobash and L. Noakes (eds) Gender and Crime, Cardiff: University of Wales Press: pp202 - 227.

          ''Ten Years On: What Is To Be Done About Law and Order'?: Review Article'', 1994, Northern Ireland Law Quarterly, vol 45 (3): pp308-316. 

          "The Campaign Against the Child Support Act 1991: 'Errant Fathers' and 'Family Men'', 1994, Family Law, July: pp384 - 387.

          ''The Art of Living the Married Life': Representations of Male Heterosexuality in Law", 1992, Social and Legal Studies vol 1 (4): pp543 - 563.

          "Masculinism, Law and Law Teaching", 1991, International Journal of the Sociology of Law vol 19: pp427-451

           

          Other Outputs: Reports, Media, Shorter Pieces, Reviews & Misc.

            "This is the Day (Your Life Will Surely Change): Privatizing the Law School" Socio-Legal Studies Association Newsletter 2012 p 5-6

            "Fathers, Lawyers and The Work-Life Balance: Managing the Downturn" Socio-Legal Studies Association Newsletter 2011, Autumn/Winter, p 5

            Male Lawyers and the Negotiation of Family Commitments: A Research Report to the British AcademyFebruary 2004 (see Research Awards, above) pp169, unpublished report

            The Fathers’ Rights Movement and Law Reform: A Research Report to the British Academy – February 2008 (see Research Awards, above, unpublished report).

            "Fatherhood", "Fathers’ Rights Movement" and "Gender", 2008, three chapter sections in P.Cane and J.Conaghan (ed.) The New Oxford Companion to Law Oxford University Press.

            "Custody", "Divorce", "Family Law", 2008, three chapter sections in M.Flood, J.Gardiner and K.Pease and K.Pringle, (eds) The International Encyclopaedia of Men and Masculinities, 1 Vol London, Routledge.

            Interview with Richard Collier by Sabine Durant, "What Are Fathers’ For" The Guardian 3 January 2009 pp 4-5, Family section.

            Interview with Richard Collier, "Who’s the Daddy?" The Irish Times 27 January 2009.

            Interview with Richard Collier, Expresso, Newspaper, Portugal, 28 February 2009.

            Interview with Richard Collier about his Research by Joanne Mortimer. "Sand in the Blackberry: Male Lawyers and Work-Life Balance" Link: the Official Magazine of the Association of Women Solicitors, Issue 24 Winter 2006/7 pp 26 – 30

            "‘Unfamiliar Territory", 2006, co-written with S.Sheldon, The Guardian, Society section, p 6, 1 November 2006.

            "Do Men Want a Life Outside The Office?" The Times 10 May 2005 p 8 Law Section

            "Ladies Only? The Legal Profession and Work-life Balance" The Lawyer May 2005

            "Research Capacity, Critical Social Science and Socio-Legal Studies: Reflections on a Growing Debate" (2004, Summer) Socio-Legal Studies Association Newsletter pp1-3

            "The Uncertain Future of (Critical) Socio-Legal Studies" (2003, Spring) Socio-Legal Studies Association Newsletter pp3-4.

            "The Macho World of Academia" Times Higher Education Supplement 5 October 2001.

            "Masculinities and Violence" Criminal Justice Matters, vol 42 Winter 2000 pp12-14.

            "Masculinities and Crime" Criminal Justice Matters, vol 34 Winter 1998/1999

            "Child Support, Class Subversion, Crass Scapegoating", 1994, Achilles Heel vol17: pp18-22:

            "Families Need Fathers", 1994, Achilles Heel, 17:

            "The New Man: Fact or Fad?", 1992, Achilles Heel vol 13: pp34 - 38.

             

            BOOK REVIEWS incl (selected):

            ‘Telling Tales About Men: Conceptions of Conscientious Objectors to Military Service

            During the First World War’ (2011) 37(4) Jounal of Law and Society

            ‘The New Politics of Masculinity’ (2011) 12(3) Feminist Theory 345-6

            ‘Gender, Sexuality and Violence’ (2005) Gender, Work and Organisation

            'Changing Violent Men' (2000) Child and Family Law Quarterly

            'Bodies of Law' (1998) Journal of Law and Society

            'Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences' (1998) Web Journal of Current Legal Issues:

            'The English Legal System in Context' (1998) Web Journal of Current Legal Issues

            ‘Law’s Desire’ International Journal of the Sociology of Law

            'Lone Fathers and Masculinities' (1996) Journal of Gender Studies

            'Regulating Divorce' (1997) International Journal of Law and the Family

            'The Making of Men' (1995) Journal of Biosocial Science

            'The Presence of the Past: Male Violence in the Family' (1995) International Journal of Law and the Family

            ‘Silent Revolution’ International Journal of Law and the Family

             

            Current Work

            Funded Work in Progress / Planned Submissions

            Ongoing: Internal Research Seedcorn Funding award £850 Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Social Justice Theme (title ‘Family Justice, Gender and Shared Parenting Law Reform: Rethinking the Social and Legal Contexts of Fathers’ Rights Activism’

            Ongoing: Discovery Project 2012-2014 Total $135,000.00, Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant, 'Balancing law and life' (Lead Investigator Prof Margaret Thornton, College of Law, Australian National University, Partner-Investigator, Prof R Collier, Newcastle Law School)

            Proposed project ‘Fatherhood, Male Lawyers and Work-Life Balance’: Building on successful earlier external funded studies work in progress, incl meetings with key stakeholders, towards submission of bid c£250,000 to ESRC Grants Scheme.

             

            DISSEMINATION I: FUNDED INVITATIONS [incl. invited Plenary/Keynote Conference Addresses and Public Lectures, as indicated by * below]

             

            *[Funded] indicates all expenses met by host organisation.

            June 2013: "Rethinking the Academic Subject(s) of Law: ‘Nutty Professors’ and ‘Men in Suits’ Revisited" invited paper to be presented at the Fernuniversitat in Hagen, Germany, ‘JurPro’ project on women professors in jurisprudence funded by the German Federal Ministry, the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Union [funded]

            June 2013: ‘Fatherhood, Gender, Organization: The Example of Law Firms’ paper to be presented at the Gender, Professions and Society Research Group, Newcastle Business School, Newcastle University.

            May 2013: "Fatherhood and Family Parctices in Large City Law Firms" paper presented at the Family and Work Research Network Seminar FAWN, School of Social Sciences, Strathclyde University, Glasgow [funded]

            May 2013: "ReGendering Law Firms: Global Elites and Transnational Business Masculinities" School of Social Sciences, University of Lincon Invited Seminar presentation [funded]

            April 2013: ‘After Equality? Fatherhood, Fathers’ Rights and Gender’ invited paper presented at the ‘After Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship’, Closed [invitee only] international seminar funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection Grant, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. April 11-13 2013.

             

            March 2013: "Men Masculinities and Law: Reflections on a Research Field" invited Public Lecture (part of the joint university public lecture series), Der Mann. Eine interdisziplinare Herausforderung, University of Zurich/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich 14 March 2013 [contribution to be later published in book of Public Lectures]

            October 2012: "Lessons Learned", invited paper and response presented at the ESRC ‘Supporting Fathers on Separation and Divorce’ seminar UEA/Centre for Research on Child and the Family, London [funded].

            July 2012 "Fatherhood Male Lawyers and work/life balance in the legal profession" paper presented at the International Working Group for Comparative Studies of Legal Professions Conference, Bonn, Germany July 2012.

            March 2012: "Fatherhood, Shared Parenting and the Politics of Family Law: Social and Legal Contexts of Fathers’ Rights Activism" Invited Paper to the AHRC Network on Post Separation Families and Shared Residence, University of Birmingham [funded]

            March 2012: "I Don’t See Much of the Kids, But That’s Fine. It’s Just How It Is": Work-Life Balance and Fathering Practices in Large Law Firms", Invited Seminar, Law Faculty, Bristol University [funded] 

             

            May 2012: ‘Fellowship Applications’ Soio-Legal Studies Associatioon One Day Conference on Funding Socio-Legal Research, May, forthcoming.

            * November 2011 Public Lecture: ‘Fatherhood, Male Lawyers and Work-Life Balance: Rethinking the Relationship Between Law and Masculinities’ College of Law, Australian National University [funded]

            November 2011 Seminar Paper, ‘Men, Law and Gender: A Case Study of Fathers’ Rights’ Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales [funded]

            November 2011 Invited Presentation, ‘Male Lawyers, Parenting and Work-Life Balance in Large Law Firms’ Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales [funded]

            * May 2011 Invited Presentation, "Good Fathers, Successful Lawyers: Transnational Business Masculinities and the Legal Profession" European Centre of Gender Excellence (GEXcel) Sweden, Linköping University/Örebro University [funded].

            May 2011 "The Critical Study of Men and Masculinities, Law and the Good father" Invited Paper, Sociology Department, Linköping University May 2011 [funded].

            June 2011: Invited Paper, ‘The Responsible Father in New Labour’s Social Policy’ ot the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, ‘European Family: New Challenges to Old Paradigms workshop [funded].

            May 2011: Invited Paper, Law School, University of Sunderland.

            February 2011: Invited Paper, ‘Fathers, Gender and Welfare’, Law School, University of Edinburgh [funded]

            January 2011 Invited Paper, "The ‘Man’ of Law and the Hegemony of Men: Law’s ‘Man Question’, Law’s "Centres" and the Critical Study of Masculinities" European Centre of Gender Excellence (GEXcel) Sweden, Linköping University/Örebro University [funded].

            * October 2010: Invited Participant, ‘The Battle of Ideas’, London, Panel: ‘Doting Dads’, [funded].

            * March 2010: "Towards a New Framework for Understanding Men, Law and Gender"

            Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA [invited presentation to Harvard Symposium on Law and Gender] [funded].

            March 2009: Invited Paper ‘Separation, Fatherhood and Emotion’, University of Sheffield [funded]

            September 2009, Invited Workshop Presentation, ‘Masculinities, Law and Fatherhood’ Masculinities and Law Workshop, Emory University, USA [funded].

            *June 2009: Invited Conference Plenary, ‘Constructions of Masculinity in British Literature from the MiddAges to the Present: An International Conference’ University of Dresden, Germany 17-19 June 2009 [funded]. 

            *April 2009: Invited Keynote Address, Child Welfare Network Conference, University of Cardiff, paper entitled ‘Law, Men and Gender: Rethinking the Terrain’ 22 April 2009 [funded].

            April 2009: Invited Paper Presentation, ESRC Seminar Series, ‘Gender and Parenting’,Changing Parenting Culture, University of Cambridge, 3 April 2009 (ESRC Research Seminars Competition 2007/8) [funded]

              May 2008: Invited paper entitled ‘Fatherhood, Emotion and Popular Culture’ Law and Popular Culture’, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain [funded].

              March 2009: Invited Paper Presentation, ‘Fathers’ Rights, Feminism and Law’ Feminist Legal Research Unit, Law School, University of Liverpool, 18 March 2009 [funded].

                *October 2007: Invited Public Lecture entitled "The Fathers Rights Movement, Law Reform and the New Politics of Fatherhood: Reflections on the UK Experience" Visiting Professor, Center on Children & Families, University of Florida Levin College of Law, USA, 23 October [funded].
                  *October 2007: Invited Public Lecture entitled ‘Fathers’ Rights Groups: Emotion, Protest and Gender Politics’, School of Law, Feminist Legal Theory Project Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Delivery of 15 October 2007 [funded].

                  * June 2007: Invited Plenary Address, paper entitled ‘I’m Not Mad, I’m Not Unreasonable, I’m Angry’: Fathers’ Rights, Law Reform and Masculinities’ delivered to the International Men and Madness: Masculinity, Psychopathology and Mental Disorder in Modern Culture Conference, English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, 28-30 June 2007 [funded].

                   

                  * April 2007: Invited Conference Address, International Co-operation Group on Fatherhood, paper entitled 'Fatherhood in Late Modernity: Cultural Images, Social Practices, Structural Frames', ZIF/Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany, April 2007: Delivery of Paper ‘Fathers’ Rights and Responsibilities: Rethinking Fatherhood’ [funded].

                   

                  April 2007: Invited Session Participant: the book R.Collier and S.Sheldon, (eds) Fathers’ Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective (2006) Hart Publications, Oxford was the subject of an ‘Author Meets Readers’ session at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Kent, 3-5 April 2007 [funded].
                    April 2007: Invited Seminar paper entitled ‘Fragmenting Fathers?’’ (with S. Sheldon), delivered at the University of Bristol, Faculty of Law, April 25th 2007 [funded].

                    * November 2006: Invited Lecture, Socio-Legal Research Centre, Griffith Law School Nathan/Gold Coast paper entitled ‘Fathers’ Rights, Law and the New Politics of Fatherhood: Reflection n the UK Experience’, 15 November 2006.  

                      July 2006: Invited Speaker,’ Rethinking Equality and the Subject(s) of Men: Feminist Legal Scholarship, Family Law and the Politics of Fathers’ Rights’ International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, ‘Revisiting Equality’, 10-12 July 2006.

                      * February 2006: Plenary Address paper entitled ‘Why Research Legal Education? Restructuring Universities, Reshaping the (Legal) Academy – Reflections on the Uk Experience’ to the European Law Faculties Association 10th Anniversary Conference, ‘Researching Legal Education: Who Teaches Law? Where is Law Taught? How is Law Taught?’ University of Leuven, Belgium, 9-11 February 2006 [funded].

                       

                      * December 2005: Keynote Address, ‘The Legal Profession and Work-life Balance’, Legal and Professional Services Sector Hudson Human Capital Solutions Conference, London, 2 December 2005 [funded].

                      September 2005: Invited Speaker, paper entitled ‘Fathers’ Rights Activism and Legal Reform’ ESRC Workshop, Keele Management Centre, September 2005 [funded]

                      * March 2005: Keynote Address, paper entitled ‘Male Lawyers and Work-Life Balance’ The Women Lawyer Forum, Millennium Hotel London, March 2005 [funded]

                      December 2004: Invited paper entitled ‘Male Lawyers and Work-Life Balance: Please Send Me Evenings and Weekends’, Queen Mary College, University of London, December [funded].

                      *September 2004: Keynote Address, paper entitled ‘Researching Men and Masculinities: The Possibilities – and Limits – of Textual Analysis’ at the Launch of AHRB Research Centre in Law, Gender and Sexuality Colloquium, ‘Text and Terrain: Legal Studies in Gender and Sexuality’, 24-25 September 2004 [funded]

                      * May 2004: Keynote Address, Paper entitled ‘Beyond Backlash?: Caped Crusaders, Law and the New Politics of Fatherhood’, Feminism, Law and Social Change: (Re)Action and Resistance, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada, May [funded]

                       

                      April 2004: Invited paper entitled ‘Theorizing Men, Law and Gender’ (Visiting Parsons Scholar), Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia, March [funded].

                      March 2004: Invited paper entitled ‘Representing Lawyers’, Department of Law, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, March [funded]. *

                      March 2004: Invited paper entitled ‘Be Smart, Be Successful, Be Yourself: Male Lawyers, Work and Family’, Australian Family Law Workshop, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, Australia, March [funded].

                      December 2003: Invited paper entitled ‘Regulating the Gendered Body: Consumption, Identity and Law’, University of Keele, December [funded].

                      * July 2003: Invited plenary address, Paper entitled ‘Once in a Lifetime?: The Liberal Law School, the New Knowledge Economy and the Uncertain Future of (Critical) Socio-Legal Studies’, Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, 8-9 July, Brisbane, Australia [funded]

                      * March 2003: Invited public lecture entitled ‘Reflections on the Relationship Between Law and Masculinities: Rethinking The ‘Man Question’, Public Lecture 2003 Current Legal Problems Series London, March.

                      January 2003: Invited paper entitled ‘Selling a Career as a Corporate Lawyer’, University of Durham, January.

                      October 2002: Invited paper entitled ‘Money, Sex, Power, Travel’, Invited Speaker, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies/Legal Skills Seminar Series, October [funded].

                      July 2002: Invited paper entitled ‘Imaging Law, Imagining Lawyers’, International Working Group for the Comparative Study of the Legal Professions, Aix en Provence, France, July.

                      May 2002: Invited paper entitled 'Academic Life and Work-Life Balance', University of Strathclyde, May.

                      July 2000: Invited Lecture, paper entitled 'Beyond 'Men and Change', 'Fathers and Families': Reconceptualising Equality within Family Policy Debates', University of Sorbonne, Paris, France [organised by Cornell University, USA],2000 [funded]

                      September 2001: Invited Speaker paper entitled 'Men, Fatherhood and Change', European Studies Research Institute, Centre or Policy Studies, University of Salford ‘Progressing Gender Relations in Europe: Questions of Equality in Paid and Unpaid Work', UK [funded]

                        * May 2000: Invited Paper entitled 'Fatherhood, Families and Change', Dorothea Clarke Public Lecture Cornell University Law School, New York, USA [funded].

                        * March 2000: Public Houston Lecture, Paper entitled ‘Fatherhood and Family Policy', Amherst College, USA [The Houston Lectureship brings to Amherst distinguished scholars whose work touches on the theme of law and social justice] [funded]

                        January 2000: Invited paper entitled 'New Directions in Criminology', University of Sheffield, Law School, UK [funded].

                        October 1999: Invited paper entitled 'Gender, Equality and Family Policy', University of Lancaster, Law School, UK [funded].

                        April 1999: Invited Paper entitled 'Law, the 'Good Parent' and the 'New Fatherhood', Centre for Research on Family, Kinship and Childhood', University of Leeds ESRC Seminar Programme, UK [funded].

                        March 1999: Invited paper entitled 'Heterosexualities and New Family Policy', London Legal Theory Seminar, London School of Economics, UK [funded].

                        March 1999: Invited paper entitled 'Sidney Cooke, the Dangerous Paedophile and the 'Child Killer', University of Leicester, UK [funded].

                        February1999: Invited paper entitled ''Work' and 'Family Life': Conceptual Issues', University of Portsmouth Business School, UK [funded].

                        * October 1998: Invited Plenary Speaker, paper entitled ‘Gender and Law in the UK: Themes, Issues and Recent Developments’, ‘Gender and Law in Higher Education’ Programme, funded by the Swedish government/UMEA University, Sweden, at University of Helsinki, Finland, October 1998 [funded] [including advice seminars to Faculty and graduate students on gender research]

                        March 1998: Invited paper entitled 'Post-Divorce Fatherhood', Centre for Legal Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

                        March 1998: Invited paper entitled 'Men, Heterosexuality and the Politics of Divorce', Feminist Legal Research Unit Seminar Programme, Faculty of Law, University of Liverpool, UK [funded].

                        * November 1997: Invited Plenary Speaker, paper entitled 'From 'Women's Emancipation' to 'Sex War?': Men, Heterosexuality and the Politics of Divorce', Gendered Persons and Communities in Nordic Legal Discourse, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland, [Member of Anglo-Finnish research group: work included providing editorial advice on law/gender in socio-legal studies in Nordic countries] [funded]

                        January 1997: Invited paper entitled 'The Spree Killing: Masculinities and Corporeality', University of Kent, Law School, UK [funded].

                        November 1996: Invited paper entitled 'The Subject(s) of Men: Re Configuring the Relationship Between Law and Masculinities', Centre for Law and Gender Studies, Opening Speaker, University of Bristol, UK [funded].

                        November 1996: Invited paper entitled 'Men, The Family and the Crisis of Masculinity', Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, UK [funded].

                        November 1996: Invited paper entitled 'Crime, Corporeality and the Sexed Body', Centre for Gender and Law, University of Keele, UK [funded].

                        March 1996: Invited paper entitled '(Re)Constructing Resistance: The Politics of Family Law', London School of Economics, Psychology Department Study Weekend, Windsor Park, UK [funded].

                        September 1995: Invited paper entitled "Coming Together?": Post-Heterosexuality, Masculine Crisis and the New Men's Movement', La Trobe University, National Centre for Socio Legal Studies/School of Law and Legal Studies, Melbourne, Australia [funded].

                        December 1994: Invited paper entitled 'Gendering Criminology? Yobs, Youth and Moral Panics', University of Nottingham Department of Law, UK [funded].

                        November 1993: Invited paper entitled 'Family Men and Errant Fathers', Staff Seminar Programme, University of Edinburgh Centre for the Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study of Law, UK [funded].

                        February 1993: Invited paper entitled 'Fatherhood: Constructing Subjectivity in Law', Staff Seminar Programme, Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, UK [funded].

                        January 1992: Invited paper entitled 'Men and Masculinities', Staff Seminar Programme, Law School, Queens University Belfast [funded].

                        June 1987: Invited paper, 'On Men and Law', M.A. in Socio Legal Studies Day Conference, Centre for Criminology and Socio Legal Studies, University of Sheffield, UK.

                         

                        DISSEMINATION II: OTHER CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

                          September 2013: "Fatherhood, Transnational Business Masculinities and Work-Life Balance in Large Law Firms - Rethinking Debates on Gender Diversity in Law" paper accepted for the Research Committee of the Sociology of Law Annual Conference, Working Gtroup - Comparative Studies of Legal Professions – (Subgroup Women/Gender in the Legal Profession), Toulouse, France, 3-6 September 2013.

                          April 2013: "Fatherhood, Work, Lifestyle" paper presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, York University.

                          November 2012: "The Men Play Catch Up: Fathering and Large Law Firms" paper presented as part of the Newcastle Law School, ‘Law, Families, Personal Life’ seminar series, Newcastle University.

                          March 2010: Participant & Presentation, Birth Rites Workshop, University of Cambridge, 21-23 March 2010.

                          February 2010: ‘Fathers and Law’, Staff Seminar Series paper, University of Newcastle.

                          September 2009: Paper entitled ‘Fathers’ Rights and Personal Life’ Turning Personal Conference, The Morgan Centre, University of Manchester, 16-17 September 2009.

                          September 2008: Participant & Presentation, Rights , Gender and Family Law, The Oxford Centre for Family, Law and Policy Workshop, University of Oxford, 26 September 2008.

                          July 2008: Participant/Speaker, Panel on 'Fathers' Rights and Responsibilities' (with J.Ives, S.Sheldon and H.Draper) at the Gender, Family Responsibility and Legal Change: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, 10 – 12 July 2008. Paper entitled ‘Fathers’ Rights, Legal Wrongs? Fatherhood, Law and the Politics of Protest’

                          June 2007: Paper entitled ‘Remaking the ‘Father Figure’?: Divorce, Law and the ‘New Politics’ of Fatherhood’, Invited Participant on International Panel on Civilising Parenthood (with R.Van Krieken and H.Reece), Berlin Joint Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association and Research Committee on Sociology of Law (ISA) co-sponsored by Socio-Legal Studies Association (UK), the Japanese Association of Sociology of Law, the Vereinigung für Rechtssoziologie, and the Sociology of Law Section of the German Sociological Association.

                          June 2007: Invited Participant on an International Panel on ‘Fatherhood and Law’ at Gender Unbound: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference in Law, Gender, and Sexuality Keele University, Staffordshire, UK, 9-11 July. Delivery of paper entitled ‘Fathers’ Rights and the Policy and Politics of Law Reform’.

                          February 2006: Paper entitled ‘Fathers For Justice?’ Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies Seminar Programme, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

                          July 2005: Paper entitled ‘Men, Gender and Work-Life Balance: The Case of the Legal Profession’ Annual Meeting of the Research Committee of the Sociology of Law, International Sociological Association/European Network Law and Society/Society of Law Group of the French Sociological Association, Paris, July.

                          June 2005: Paper entitled ‘Loving and Hating Law: Law and the Fathers’ Rights Movement’ Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada.

                          June 2005: Paper entitled ‘Please Send Me Evenings and Weekends’, Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada.

                          September 2004: Paper entitled ‘Fathers4Justice, Law and Contact’ Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Sheffield, UK.

                          June 2002: Paper entitled ‘Men, Law and Work-Life Balance’, Joint Meeting of American Law and Society Association/Canadian Law and Society Association, Vancouver, Canada.

                          April 2002: Papers entitled ‘Corporate Law: Youth and Consumption’ & ‘We’re all Entrepreneurs Now: A Requiem for (Critical) Socio-Legal Studies’, Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Aberystwyth, Wales.

                          June 2002: Paper entitled ‘Selling Law, Gendered Subjects’, Keele 2nd International Gender, Sexuality Law Conference, UK.

                          February 2002: Paper entitled 'Changing (Academic) Hearts and Minds?: University Restructuring and the Changing University', 5th Theory in Legal Education Colloquium, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London, UK.

                          July 2001: Paper entitled 'Women, Men and the Private Life of the Law School', Meeting of the American Law and Society Association Conference/Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association Joint International Conference, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

                          April: 2001: Paper entitled 'Our (Not So) Brilliant Careers', Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of Bristol, UK.

                          July 2000: Paper entitled 'In Search of the Good Father': Men, Family Practices and the Normative Reconstruction of Parenthood', International Society of Family Law 10th World Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

                          July 1999: Paper entitled 'Family Policy: (Re)Constructing Fatherhood'?, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting.

                          June 1998: Paper entitled 'Straight Families, Queer Lives?' Gender, Sexuality and Law: An International Conference, University of Keele, UK.

                          June 1998: Paper entitled 'Rat Boys and Little Angels', Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Aspen, Colorado, USA.

                          June 1998: Paper entitled 'Reconceptualising Fatherhood in Law and Social Policy', Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Aspen, Colorado, USA.

                          March 1998: Paper entitled 'From 'Women's Emancipation' to 'Sex War'?: Men, Heterosexuality and the Politics of Divorce', Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Manchester, UK.

                          April 1998: Paper entitled ‘The Trouble With Boys', British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh.

                          January 1998: Paper entitled 'Men in Law: the Law School and the Legal Profession', Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology,UK.

                          September 1997: Paper entitled 'Corporeality, male youth and the bodies of (dis)order' 'In the wake of law...', Critical Legal Conference, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

                          April 1997: Paper entitled 'Nutty Professors, Men in Suits and New Entrepreneurs', Paper presented to the Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Meeting, University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales.

                          August 1996: Paper entitled 'Nutty Professors, Men in Suits and the New Entrepreneurs: Re-Configuring Subjectivity in the Law School', Women in Law Conference, Grey College, University of Durham, UK.

                          August 1996:Paper entitled 'The Making of Professional Legal Masculinities: Change and Identity - An 'Anglo' - 'Latin' Encounter, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

                          July 1996: Paper entitled 'A Lonely Man with a Passion for Guns', Law and Society Association Annual Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

                          April 1996:Paper entitled 'Sexing the (Hidden) Bodies of Men', Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Southampton, April.

                          June 1995: Paper entitled 'Post-Heterosexuality, Masculine Crisis and the Politics of the New Men's Movement', Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

                          March 1995: Paper entitled 'Law, Power and Desire For The Other', Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Leeds, UK.

                          January 1995: Paper entitled 'Presenting a Paper: Communication Skills', Socio Legal Studies Association Postgraduate Conference, University of Leicester, January.

                          November 1994: Paper entitled 'A New Breed of Man?' Masculinities and the Gendering of Criminology', American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, 'Challenges of Crime and Social Control' Miami, Florida, USA.

                          September 1994: Paper entitled 'Back to the Woods and On To The Streets: Change and Continuity in Ideas of 'Crisis' and Renewal', Legal Identities/Global Cultures Conference, University of Warwick, UK.

                          June 1994: Paper entitled 'The Child Support Act 1991: Mythologies of Family Law', Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix, United States.

                          May 1994: Paper entitled 'Teaching Socio Legal Skills: Family Law', Socio Legal Studies Association One Day Conference 'Exploring the Socio Legal Curriculum: Teaching Socio-Legal Skills', Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, UK.

                          March 1994: Paper entitled ''Detached Fathers' and 'Family Men': Representations of Masculinity in the Campaign Against the Child Support Act 1991', British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

                          January 1994: Paper entitled 'Presenting a Conference Paper', Socio Legal Studies Association Postgraduate Conference, University of Strathclyde.

                          July 1993: Paper entitled 'A Father's 'Normal Love': Changing Discourses of Paternal Masculinity in Law and Criminology', British Criminology Conference, University of Cardiff ,Wales.

                          May 1993: Paper entitled 'The 'Good Father': The Reconstruction of Fatherhood in Legal Discourse', Law and Society Association Annual Conference, University of Chicago, United States.

                          March 1993: Paper entitled 'Waiting Till Father Gets Home', Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Exeter.

                          January 1993: Paper entitled 'How to Present a Conference Paper', Socio Legal Studies Association Postgraduate Conference, University of Cardiff.

                          February 1992: Paper entitled 'Researching Law and Gender', Staff Seminar Programme, Faculty of Law, University of Newcastle, UK.

                          September 1991: Paper entitled 'Representations of Male Heterosexuality in Law', Critical Legal Conference, University of Glasgow, UK.

                          March 1991: Paper entitled 'Law and Popular Culture: Men's and Women's Popular Magazines', Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Leicester, UK.

                          March 1991: Paper entitled 'The postgraduate student experience', Workshop: Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Leicester, UK.

                          December 1987: Paper entitled 'Legal Education and Gender', Staff Seminar Programme, Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, UK.

                          September 1987: Paper entitled 'Masculinity and the Teaching and Study of Law', Critical Legal Conference, 'Critique in Legal Education, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

                          July 1987: Paper entitled 'The Persona of the Judge', 'On Judges and Judging' Conference, University of Leicester, UK.

                          September 1986: Paper entitled 'The Sexual Offences Act 1985', Critical Legal Conference 'Law, Critique and Social Transformation' University of Kent, UK.

                          April 1986: Paper entitled 'Prostitution, Masculinity and the Law', ESRC Postgraduate Socio Legal Students Conference, University of Sheffield, UK.

                          Misc: I have acted as invited Chair/Discussant at numerous conference panels and workshops at both international and national events. In addition to media outputs above I served as BBC Programme Adviser, ‘5 Live Report’ 2008, 2006 and am a regular contact for BBC and other media organisations. I am increasingly approached by the media in connection with my work and have received ‘Proactive Media Relations’ Training, University of Newcastle, September 2008, January 2008: BBC TV Interview ‘Inside Out’ Sept, 2004: BBC TV Interview on crime in Newcastle, May 1993.

                           

                          Esteem Indicators

                          Academic Posts

                          (Senior Visiting Research Scholar, European Centre of Gender Excellence (GEXcel) Sweden, Linköping University/Örebro University, 2011).

                          (Research Fellowship, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 2011)

                          (Visiting Fellow, College of Law, Australian National University, 2011)

                          (Senior Research Fellowship, British Academy/Leverhulme ‘Thank-Offer to Britain

                          Fellowship’ 2007-8)

                          (Visiting Professor, Center on Children & Families, University of Florida, Levin

                          College of Law, USA, 2007)

                          (Visiting Professor, School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta, USA, 2007)

                          (Visiting Fellow, Socio-Legal Research Centre, Griffith University, Australia, 2006)

                          (Visiting Parsons Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia, 2004)

                          (Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2004)

                          (Visiting Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2004)

                          (Visiting Professor, Dorothea S. Clarke Scholar, Law Faculty, Cornell University, USA, 2000)

                          (Visiting Lecturer, Amherst College, USA, 2000)

                          Selected Grants Received for Research

                           

                          2013 Internal Research Seedcorn Funding £850 Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Social Justice Theme

                          2011 Discovery Project 2012-2014) Total $135,000.00, Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant, 'Balancing law and life' (Lead Investigator Prof Margaret Thornton, College of Law, Australian National University, Partner-Investigator, Prof R Collier, Newcastle Law School)

                          2011 Internal Faculty Bid Development Fund, Newcastle University £1,101

                          2011 Research Fellowship, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, $6,216

                          2010 Socio-Legal Studies Association Research Grants Scheme, ‘Fathers, Lawyers and Work-Life Balance: Managing the Downturn’ £1,004.60

                          2007 British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, ‘Thank- Offer to Britain Fellowship’ (Jan 07 – Jan 08) £28, 164

                          2006 British Academy Research Grant ‘The Fathers’ Rights Movement and Law Reform’ £6,284

                          2005 Visiting Fellowship, Socio-Legal Research Centre, Griffith University,

                          Australia $3,500

                          2004 AHRC Research Leave Scheme, ‘Fatherhood and Law: Critique and Reconceptualization’ (Graded A*) £13,153

                          2004 Parsons Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, April $1000

                          2003 Internal Research Fellowship Scheme, University of Newcastle £11,000

                          2004 British Academy, ‘Male Lawyers and the Negotiation of Work and Family Commitments’ £2,600

                          2002 Faculty of Law, Environment and Social Sciences (FLESS) Innovation Research Grant, ‘Managing Change in Academic Life’ £2,029

                          1997-2000 Element of Grant from the Lord Chancellor’s Department costed to Law Department (Family Law Act 1996 Information Meetings Research: grant holder Newcastle Centre for Family Studies) (taken from RAE return 2001) £63,671

                          1995 British Academy, 'Fathers' Rights, Law and Social Change' £2511

                          Others

                          1998 Society of Public Teachers of Law Fund (with Prof.C. McGlynn) £1000

                          1995 University of Newcastle Research Committee Small Grants £1206

                          1994 University of Newcastle Research Committee Small Grants £750

                          1994 Newcastle Law School, Research Development Award £1000

                           

                          Consultancy, Invited Membership of Advisory Groups and External Editorial/Committee Appointments

                            Invited Consultant (1997-2000): Lord Chancellor's Department: Evaluation of Information Meetings: Family Law Act 1996 [Consultant and member of the Research Programme Team concerned with the evaluation of the Information Meetings Pilots Project funded by the Lord Chancellor's Department (LCD). Author and co-author of two chapters in Final Report. Other work included the preparation of working papers, providing advice on statutory interpretation directly to the LCD and presentation of 'work in progress' reports in connection with the project].

                            Senior Research Scholar GEXcel’s Theme 9, ‘Gendered Sexualed Transnationalisations, Deconstructing the Dominant: Transforming Men, "Centres" and Knowledge/Policy/Practice,’ directed by Jeff Hearn, Linköping University Sweden, Linköping University/Örebro University, 2011.

                            Member of AHRC Research Network 2011-2013 Post-separation families and shared residence: setting the interdisciplinary research agenda for the future ESRC Seminar series Parenting Culture Studies, Cambridge 2009, and member of the Parenting Culture Studies Group (2009>)

                            Global Affiliate, Vulnerabilty and the Human Condition Initiative, Faculty of Law, Emory University, USA 2010>

                            Member, International Co-operation Group on Fatherhood, ZIF/Centre for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany 2008

                            Member of ESRC Advisory Group (2003-6), Gay and Lesbian Marriage: Socio-Legal, Familial and Cultural implications in England 2003-6: Centre for Research on Family, Kinship & Childhood Department of Sociology and Social Policy University of Leeds.

                            Member of ESRC Advisory Group (2004-7) Masculinities in Transition: Identity, Home and Workplace: University of Sheffield, Department of Sociology.

                            AHRC Management Committee member, AHRC Research Centre for Gender, Law and Sexuality, University of Kent at Canterbury (2004-2009)

                            Member of European Men’s Health Institute (2000) and Thematic Research Network (funded by EC Research Directorates) ‘The Social Problem and Societal Problematisation of Men and Masculinities’.

                            ESRC Panel member, Assessor, Postgraduate Studentship Competition 2010, 2009, 2006, ESRC (Research Training and Development)

                            Member of Network of Excellence ‘Gender and Citizenship in Europe’ (6th Framework Programme of the European Commission)(2005)

                            Member of Editorial Board (1999 - present): Co-Editor Social and Legal Studies: An International Journal (2000-2004):

                            Editorial Adviser (2004>) The New Oxford Companion to Law (Oxford University Press)

                            International Editorial Board Member, Entertainment and Sprots Law Journal.

                            International Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Sexualities, Gender and Justice

                            International Advisory Board  NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies  Taylor & Francis/Routledge

                            External Examiner Appointments Held

                            2013 Keele University, PhD Thesis (viva 10 May 2013).

                            2010 Strathclyde University, PhD thesis

                            2009 – to date Queen Mary College, London, LLB Programme

                            2009 University of Keele, PhD thesis

                            2008 ANU, Australia, PhD thesis

                            2008 University of Keele, PhD thesis

                            2008 – to date University of Reading, LLB Programme

                            2007 Murdoch University, Australia, PhD thesis

                            2007 – to date University of Keele, Masters programme

                            2007 University of British Columbia, Canada, PhD thesis

                            2004 – 2007 University of Liverpool LLB Programme

                            2001 - 2005 University of Brunel, Masters Programme

                            2002 - 2007 University of Westminster, Masters Programme

                            2004 University of London, PhD thesis

                            2003 University of Warwick, PhD thesis

                            2002 University of Bristol, PhD thesis

                            2002 University of Melbourne PhD thesis

                            2000 University of Kent, M.Phil thesis

                            1999 University of New South Wales, PhD thesis

                            1998 University of Lancaster, Phd thesis

                            1997 University of Leicester, MPhil thesis

                            1997 Queen's University Belfast, MPhil thesis

                            1997 – 2002 University of Keele, LLB Programme

                            1998 – 2002 University of Lancaster, LLB Programme

                            1998 - 2002 University of Lancaster, LLM Programme

                            1996 University of Lancaster, PhD thesis

                            1996 Sheffield Hallam University, MA thesis

                            1995 – 1998 University of Strathclyde, LLB Programme

                            1992 - to date Examiner in English Legal System.CLRI for the LLB. (London University) External

                            Programme.

                            I have also served as Senior Examiner in A'Level Law (English Legal System: AS Paper) and Assistant Examiner (English Legal System) 1992-4.

                            Various Internal Examiner Appintments Newcastle University, most recently LLM 2012.

                             

                            Miscellaneous

                              Frequent peer reviewer of research grant applications for funding authorities (UK and abroad) incl: ESRC (e.g. 2011, 2009, 2007 x 2, 2006, 2004) Nuffield Foundation: Joseph Rowntree, British Academy and reviewer of manuscripts and book proposals for a wide range of publications incl: Ashgate (2010), International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2006): Sage Publications (Commissioning) (1994, 1998, 2003): Hart Publications (2010, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002): Oxford University Press (1997, 1998, 2003): Pearson (2004): Butterworths (1996): Cassell (1997): Routledge (2010, 2008, 2007, 1998): Longman (1999, 1998) plus others: also regular editorial article refereeing of articles and special issues for a range of journals a selection of which incl. Legal Studies, Journal of Social Policy, Journal of Law and Society, Current Sociology, Gender Work and Organisation, Men and Masculinities, Sociology of Health and Illness, Law, Culture and the Humanities, Sociological Research Online, Women’s Studies International Forum, Feminist Legal Studies, Studies in Law, Politics and Society, International Journal of the Legal Profession, Law and Society Review, Web Journal of Current Legal Issues plus many others.

                                Occasional rapporteur, ESRC End of Award Reports

                                Frequent reviewer of tenure and promotion applications in UK and internationally (most recent, UK, Canada).

                                I have served as External Assessor on a wide range of Professorial, Readership and Senior Lecturer appointments in the UK and internationally, most recently Uppsala University, Sweden 2012, York University, Canada. In 2006 I was invited to Act as Assessor for the Monash University (Australia) Research Quality Framework Exercise.

                                Organiser of various seminar series, most recently ‘Law, Families and Personal Life: New Reflections’ Newcastle law School, Newcastle University 2012-13.

                                Co-organiser of stream 'Sexuality, Gender and the Bodies of Law' 1997 Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Wales Cardiff: Socio Legal Studies Association 'Research Study Day', Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London May 1993; Co-organiser Socio Legal Studies Association One Day Conference 'Exploring the Socio Legal Curriculum: Teaching Socio-Legal Skills', Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, May 1994.

                                Other Memberships of Learned Societies, Professional Associations and Networks

                                  Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, FRSA.

                                  Invited Global Affiliate, Vulnerabilty and the Human Condition Initiative, Faculty of Law, Emory University, USA

                                  Executive Committee Member (1999 - 2005, 1992 - 1996), Secretary (April 1994-6) and Co-ordinator of Prizes 1995-2000 of the Socio Legal Studies Association (SLSA), Member 1994 to date.

                                  Society of Legal Scholars (formally the Society of the Public Teachers of Law)

                                  Member of ISA/Research Committee of the Sociology of Law (RCSL) Working Groups on (i) Gender and Law, (ii) Working Group for the Comparative Study of the Legal Professions, (iii) Law and Popular Culture

                                  Member of the Legal Education Group and UK/Canadian Legal Studies Group

                                  Member, University of Cambridge Socio-Legal Group

                                  Member of Sub-Committee of American Law and Society Association (LSA) (Conditions of Academic Work) 1998-9

                                  Member, International Co-operation Group on Fatherhood, ZIF/Centre for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany

                                  Sociology, Law and Parenthood Network, established Berlin, 2007

                                  Member European Men’s Health Institute and Thematic Research Network ‘The Social

                                  Problem and Societal Problematisation of Men and Masculinities’.

                                    Various Other: Household Research Network, University of Newcastle: University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (Family Action Centre, Engaging

                                    Fathers Research Program), Children North East / Fathers Plus Network

                                      Past member of: British Society for Criminology: Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency: Haldane Society: National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders: Law and Society Association: British Sociological Association.

                                      Undergraduate Teaching

                                      Family Law [2008>] (LAW3036 Module Co-ordinator, teacher, lectures and seminars: 20 credits module taught across semesters one and two).
                                      Criminology (LAW3013] Module Co-ordinator seminars: 1990 - 2007: 20 credits, 2009> Lectures and Seminars taught across semesters one and two).
                                      Law Society and Social Change (LAW3021, course leader/sole teacher, lectures and seminars: 1998-2009 20 credits, double-module taught across semesters one and two).
                                      M.A. Gender Studies (Theories of Gender, Gender Research and Project Supervision):
                                      LLM Programme (Research Methods)
                                      Legal Institutions and Method (2 one hour seminars p.a.):
                                      Legal Skills (course work assessment marking).
                                      Current Supervisions: LLB Dissertation Supervisions (number varies by year: average 3):

                                      Postgraduate Teaching

                                      Supervisions: LLB Dissertation Supervisions (number varies by year: average 2-3): Other Postgraduate: PhD. supervision x 3; M.A. supervision x 2;
                                      LLM Programme (section on Research Methods)