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Dr Rachel Heah

Lecturer in Law (Teaching & Research)

Rachel Heah

Bowland North



Office Hours:

Mondays, 2-4pm (C154, Bowland North)

Research overview

Rachel's research interests include Children's Rights, Education Law, Health and Wellbeing. She is also interested in Socio-Legal Research Methods, particularly Digital Methods and Innovation, and Research Ethics. 

PhD supervision

Rachel would be interested in supervising PhD projects looking into aspects of children's rights and family law. Applicants interested in pursuing socio-legal studies or research projects with empirical elements are also welcome.


Rachel graduated from the University of Liverpool with an LL.B (Hons) in 2014 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2015. She is a non-practising Barrister and member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Prior to joining Lancaster University, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Law, University of Liverpool. Her PhD research is on the provision of sexuality education across English secondary schools, from a children's rights perspective. 


Current Teaching

Criminal Law

Family Law

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