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Dr Genevieve Lennon

Strathclyde Chancellor'S Fellow


Personal statement

I joined the Law School in 2014 as a Chancellor’s Fellow having worked at the University of Dundee since 2010.  I hold a PhD and master’s degree in law from the University of Leeds.  I have taught across a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on the English Law of Equity and Trusts, English Criminal Law and Counter-Terrorism Law.

My research examines counter-terrorist law and policy, particularly in relation to counter-terrorist policing and protective security. I also look at policing more generally. Core themes across my research are accountability, human rights and risk, especially the impact of ‘all-risks’ policies.  My work combines black letter analysis with empirical research to determine how the law actually functions. I was a contributing co-editor for The Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (Routledge 2015). I am currently working on a monograph, Protective Security Against Terrorism: All-risks Policing of Political Violence, to be published by Cambridge University Press. I am co-investigator on a series of workshops, The Principles of Accountable Policing, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.


Stop and search powers in UK terrorism investigations : a limited judicial oversight?
Lennon Genevieve
International Journal of Human Rights Vol 20, pp. 634-648, (2016)
Searching for change : Scottish stop and search powers
Lennon Genevieve
Edinburgh Law Review, (2016)
Under-regulated and unaccountable? : explaining variation in stop and search rates in Scotland, England and Wales
Lennon Genevieve, Murray Kath
Policing and Society, (2016)
Clive Walker, Blackstone’s Guide to the Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Lennon Genevieve
Edinburgh Law Review Vol 20, pp. 111-112, (2016)
Homeland Security
Guiora Amos, Lennon Genevieve, Walker Clive
Routledge Handbook of Law and TerrorismRoutledge Handbooks, (2015)
Security inspections in the US and UK : suspicionless counter-terrorist stop and search
Lennon Genevieve
Routledge Handbook of Law and TerrorismRoutledge Handbooks, (2015)

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Professional activities

Edinburgh Executive Sessions
Counter-terrorism, Radicalisation and the University: Panel Discussion
Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search (External organisation)
The Strange Death of the Liberal University: spies and border guards within the walls of academe?
Crossing the pond: Divergences in UK and US law and policy in counter-terrorist suspicionless searches
The law on glorification of and incitement to terrorism

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