School of Law and Social Science
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Subject Areas: Law
Ian is research active in the School of Law and Social Science, where he specialises in human rights, security, counter-terrorism and legal theory. He has been at uclan for over fifteen years, having previously taught at Coventry University. He is the Lead for Postgraduate Research (PGR) degrees in the School of Law and Social Science.
Ian is the Module Leader for undergraduate modules on Public Law, Human Rights and Terrorism and the Law. When Ian is not teaching, he spends much of his time engaged in academic research and bidding for external funding. Ian is also responsible for supervising several PGR students on PhD, MPhil and LLM programmes. Ian welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue research degrees in any area of his expertise.
Ian has held various administrative roles in School: he has been the Course Leader for LLB Law with Criminology, BA Law and Criminology and BA Human Rights. Before becoming a Course Leader, Ian was the Second Year Tutor on the LLB Law programme.
‘Conceptualising a protection of liberal constitutionalism post 9/11: an emphasis upon rights in the social contract philosophy of Thomas Hobbes’ (2020) International Journal of Human Rights (forthcoming).
‘Limits to terror speech in the UK and USA: balancing freedom of expression with national security’ (2020) Amicus Curiae (forthcoming)
‘Individualism in times of crisis – theorising a shift away from classic liberal attitudes to human rights post 9/11’ in M. Rubniewski and M. Chmielinski (eds), The Philosophy of Legal Change: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Processes, Routledge, 2019, chapter 14.
‘A ‘Positive’, ‘Communitarian’ Right to Security in the Age of ‘Super-Terrorism’’ (2017) 13(1) Democracy and Security 46-70.
Ian has been invited to peer review academic articles for the following journals:
Ian has presented papers at a number of UK, European and international conferences such as: