Julie Tipping

Senior Lecturer

School of Health and Social Care

I first joined Staffordshire University in 2013 teaching on the Social Welfare Law, Policy and Practice course. I soon took the course leader role for the distance learning course and have now taken on the course leader role for the campus-based course too.

I have extensive experience working in the social welfare law sector and my last role involved advising and representing clients in social security appeals, including representing at tribunals in addition to raising social policy issues and contributing to government consultations and reviews at a local and national level.

My educational background is in law and my undergraduate degree was completed as part of a pilot project for a 2 year Fast Track degree in Law. I then completed what was the Bar Vocational Course, now known as the BPTC. Since joining the University, I have completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher & Professional Education (PGCHPE).

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • The Bar Council

  • Middle Temple

Academic qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher & Professional Education (PgCHPE)

  • Bar Vocational Course (PgDip in Legal Practice at the Bar)

  • LLB (Hons) Law

Expertise

Primarily my expertise lies in social welfare law with extensive knowledge of all welfare benefits, welfare reform and social policy. Additionally, I have significant knowledge of equality and diversity and discrimination, particularly in relation to disabled people and substantial knowledge and experience in employment law and navigating the appeals system to secure legal redress.

Research interests

  • Social Welfare Law and Welfare Reform

  • Access to Justice and Legal Aid

  • Social Exclusion and Social Justice

  • Employment Law

Teaching

I currently teach on the undergraduate Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice course on the following modules:

  • Legal Theory and Practice

  • Social Welfare Law & Community Care

  • Welfare Benefits & Money Advice

  • Understanding Disability

  • Equality & Diversity

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020