Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Dr Sue Farran

Reader in Law


Sue joined Newcastle Law School from the University of Northumbria in 2019 having previously held posts at the University of Dundee, the University of the South Pacific (based in the Republic of Vanuatu) and the University of the West of England. She is an Associate of the Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of St Andrews.

Sue's research interest lie in the field of human rights and property, encompassing in particular the rights of women, children and indigenous people, and land, natural resources and intellectual property. Many of her publications use case studies from the Pacific island states to explore larger themes. Much of her work adopts a comparative focus and she is interested in legal pluralism and the interface of traditional and modern systems of law.


My current teaching is Land Law and Equity and Trusts at Undergraduate level and International Human Rights and International Intellectual Property Law on the taught LLM. I am also supervising dissertations at undergraduate and post-graduate level.