Staff Profile

  • Kelly-Ann Cannon is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a Programme Leader for the LLB 3-Year and the 4-Year Integrated Foundation Year. She started her career teaching at the University of Derby in January 2015 and then joined the University of Northampton in August 2018 becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2019.

    For her LLB she graduated with a specialism in Public and Social Law and then completed the LLM with a focus on the Philosophy of Law and was awarded for outstanding achievement in postgraduate study. She has taught on several undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses.

    Further to her teaching experience she has designed several modules on Business Law for specialist pathways on non-law programmes within the Faculty of Business and Law. She has also designed specialist business law modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level for the LLB and LLM. In addition to her experience in this area of law Kelly-Ann has designed a research-led module on Law and Religion for the LLM which aligns to her current PhD research.

    Most recently she has designed a module on Mental Health Law at Level 6 for the BA Law with Criminology which commenced in September 2023. Kelly-Ann’s experience of designing modules means she has sat as a validation team member for the redesign of the LLB and LLM at the University of Northampton. She has also travelled internationally for the Law School as a senior lead on the establishment of partnerships in Pakistan.

    Kelly-Ann has pastoral duties as a Personal Academic Tutor, sits as the Student Experience Liaison for Law within the faculty and is also the Admissions Tutor for Law. She also resides on the Committee for Health and Safety in the Faculty of Business and Law and is part of the panel which reviews and approves changes to modules. She has experience as an LLB External Examiner at other institutions. Kelly-Ann has also reviewed textbooks on Law for Business Students which have been published in The Law Teacher Journal.

  • Currently, Kelly-Ann is the Module Leader for LAW1025: Current Legal Issues and Jurisprudence. She also teaches on LAW1022: Law of Contract and LAW3032: Business Law in Practice.

    She supervises undergraduate dissertations that focus on religious discrimination both domestically and internationally. She has a particular interest in examining religious freedom that conflicts with other rights and legal philosophy within the framework of traditional and contemporary natural law theory.

    Kelly-Ann has also taught the following postgraduate modules:

    • Comparative Business Law
    • Law and Religion
    • International Corporate Law
  • Kelly-Ann is currently studying for her PhD part-time investigating religious discrimination for British Christians. It explores the emerging case law of Christians claiming discrimination in the workplace and public services. The research is socio-legal, and she has adopted a mixed methods approach combined with thematic analysis. Once the research is complete, she will offer recommendations on improving understanding of Christian manifestation in an ever-increasing pluralist society along with the decline of Christianity in Britain. Her research interests also extend to freedom of expression and the philosophy of law.

    Kelly-Ann has presented her research at the University of Oxford Religious Symposium in December 2022. She has also had conference papers accepted for the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference and the British Sociological Association Conference on Religion.