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 a member of the Independent Advisory Group on the Use of Biometric Data in Scotland.


Counter-terrorism and Miscarriages of Justice : A Festschrift for Professor Clive Walker
Lennon Genevieve, King Colin, McCartney Carole
All-risks counter-terrorist policing
Lennon Genevieve
Counter-terrorism and Miscarriages of Justice A Festschrift for Professor Clive Walker (2018) (2018)
Under-regulated and unaccountable? Explaining variation in stop and search rates in Scotland, England and Wales
Lennon Genevieve, Murray Kath
Policing and Society Vol 28, pp. 157-174 (2018)
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)
Clive Walker, Blackstone’s Guide to the Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Lennon Genevieve
Edinburgh Law Review Vol 20, pp. 111-112 (2016)

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Professional activities

All-risks counter-terrorist policing
Independent Advisory Group on the Use of Biometric Data (External organisation)
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?

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