Job Title and Responsibilities
Senior Lecturer, Director of Staffordshire University Centre for Family Law and Policy.
PhD and LLM supervision.
Level six tutor
Module leader: undergraduate and post graduate family law modules, except for LPC modules.
Module leader: Dissertations and projects
I organize and run various income generating activates including the Family Law Conference.
Member of the Equity and Trust team.
Member of the Admissions team.
MAHPE 2013 Staffordshire University
PGdHPE 2013 Staffordshire University
PGcHPE 2008 Staffordshire University
PhD 2006 Staffordshire University
LLM 2000 Staffordshire University
LLB 1996 Staffordshire University
Professional Memberships and Activities
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
Member of the Socio Legal Studies Association
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Enterprise and Commercial Activities
Organiser of the Annual Family Law Conference at Staffordshire University Law School - pictured with Lord Wilson.
My primary area of research is the legal response to ‘Forced Marriage’ in the UK. I am developing internal and external networks and collaborative relationships with NGO’s In the field. I have published and presented on the impact of ‘Forced Marriage’ on adults. I am currently working on comparative studies with colleagues in the EU and Pakistan. These projects have attracted TESS funding and further bids are in development. My research in the area informs my undergraduate and post graduate teaching. I have developed short courses for stake holders and professionals on the new legislation that will criminalise the practice of forced marriage in the UK for the first time.
My research in Family Law also stems from my doctorate and is focused on divorce and its history. I recently wrote a chapter for the family law book Essays for Stephen Cretney (publication March 2012 Intersentia).
Jenkinson, S. and Tapp, D. (2014) Culture or Crime - Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol. 178 No 48.
SLS Conference paper September (2013) Forced Marriage and Students: a Staffordshire University and Karma Nirvana Collaboration
Jenkinson, S. and Tapp, D. (2013) Forced Marriage - Culture or Crime? Part 1. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol 177 p5.
Jenkinson, S. and Tapp, D. (2013) Forced Marriage - Culture or Crime? Part 2. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol 177 p.24
Jenkinson, S. and Tapp D. (2013) Trafficking of Children Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol 177 p134
Jenkinson S.(2012) The Co-respondents Role in Divorce Reform after 1923. In Fifty Years of Family Law. ed Probert R. and Barton C. Intersentia. London
Peirson J. Thomas M. Dictionary of Social Work (2010) OUP
Jenkinson, S. (2011) The Continuing Evolution of Family Law. Book Review CFLQ
Booth, P. and Jenkinson S. (2007) From our own Co-respondent Fam Law 530
Module leader for:
LLM Child Law
LLM Family Relationship Law
LLB Child Law
LLB Dissertations and Projects
LLB Domestic Partnership
Equity and Trust Team
Law School (Private Law & Society)
Faculty of Business, Education and Law
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