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Dr. Simon Sneddon

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Department: Law

General information

Simon Sneddon read law at Bournemouth University, and graduated with a 2:1 LLB (Hons) Business Law. Whilst an undergraduate, Simon spent a year working for the British Railways Board Solicitors Department in Euston, and completed two consultancy reports on waste management.

From there he went on to complete an MA in Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Keele, before moving to the University of Cambridge as research assistant on a multidisciplinary project on environmental valuation.

From Cambridge, Simon came to the then University College Northampton in 2000, where he was a full time lecturer and part time PhD student. His PhD explored the decision making process in relation to nuclear power in the UK.

Since 2012, Simon has been on the editorial board for the e-journal Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education, and since 2013, Simon has also been one of the Learning and Teaching coordinators for the School of Social Sciences.

In 2013, the first edition of his book “LawExpress: Environmental Law” was published by Pearson, and a second edition was published in 2015.

Teaching

Simon is the programme Leader for LLM International Commercial Law, LLM International Criminal Law and Security and LLM in Legal Practice.

He is the module leader for:

  • Environmental Law (Level 5)
  • Organised Crime (Level 5)
  • Terrorism  (Level 6)
  • International Organised Crime (Level 7)
  • International Corporate Crime (Level 7)
  • Research Methods (Level 7)
  • Dissertation (Level 7)

Simon also teaches on:

  • National Security, Terrorism and the Rule of Law (Level 7)

Research

Simon’s current primary research interest is the trafficking of endangered species by organised criminal groups and terrorist organisations.

He is also researching the use of blended learning and has recently completed two research projects on the use of MOOCs in HE.

He is supervising five research students who are looking at:

  • Human mediated errors in in socio-technical security systems applied to airport security
  • The teaching of English to Algerian lawyers
  • Post-conflict resolution in Nigeria
  • Legal issues in the UK exotic pet trade
  • Political hybridity as an alternative to the liberal-democratic state building framework

Publications

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2017

  1. Sneddon, S. (2017) 21st Century wildlife trafficking. Invited Presentation presented to: Hilmorton and Paddox Townswomen's Guild Meeting, Rugby, 04 July 2017.
  2. Sneddon, S. (2017) Gangster’s paradise: Brexit and cross border smuggling. Paper presented to: Brexit in Context: History, Politics and Society, The University of Northampton, 03 July 2017.
  3. Sneddon, S. (2017) How the English legal system came to be. Invited Presentation presented to: Rugby Friendship Association meeting, Rugby, 09 May 2017.
  4. Sneddon, S. (2017) Strength through Collaboration? Workshop presented to: Learning and Teaching Conference 2017: Waterside in the Time of the TEF, The University of Northampton, 16 May 2017.
  5. Sneddon, S. (2017) Strength through collaboration? Paper presented to: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2017, University of Newcastle, 05-07 April 2017.
  6. Sneddon, S. (2017) TEL and the TEF: does technology promote excellence? Invited Keynote presented to: Learning and Teaching Conference 2017: Waterside in the Time of the TEF, The University of Northampton, 16 May 2017.
  7. Sneddon, S. (2017) When the elephant in the room is an elephant. Paper presented to: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2017, University of Newcastle, 05-07 April 2017.

2016

  1. Sneddon, S. (2016) A law lecturer's perspective. Will Brexit create a gangster's paradise? The University of Northampton Blog. 17/11/2016
  2. Sneddon, S. (2016) CITES Conference of the Parties 17: coup or cop-out? Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 05/10/2016
  3. Sneddon, S. (2016) How I learned to start worrying and stop loving the bomb. Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 20/07/2016
  4. Sneddon, S. (2016) Legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes. Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 15/02/2016
  5. Sneddon, S. (2016) Nuclear power? Yes please. Hinkley Point C? No thanks. Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 01/08/2016
  6. Sneddon, S., Exall, K. and Cartwright, N. (2016) The impact on students of online and blended learning methods. Paper presented to: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2016, Lancaster University Law School, 05-07 April 2016. (Unpublished)
  7. Sneddon, S. (2016) The quasi legitimisation of Transnational Organised Crime, and the impact on the legitimate economy. Paper presented to: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2016, Lancaster University Law School, 05-07 April 2016. (Unpublished)
  8. Sneddon, S. and Flynn, L. (2016) The shooting of Old Brock. Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 25/08/2016
  9. Sneddon, S. (2016) What I learned from COOL. Invited Presentation presented to: Collaboration Observation Celebration Event, The University of Northampton, 21 September 2016.
  10. Tedds, H., McCormick, W. D., Sneddon, S. and Clubb, R. (2016) What does the future hold for exotic pet welfare? Seminar Presentation presented to: 5th Postgraduate Research Symposium, Moulton College, Northampton, 15 December 2016.

2015

  1. Sneddon, S. (2015) Are we overly obsessed by theory? Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 08/06/2015
  2. Sneddon, S. (2015) Could you make it a bit more MOOCy? Paper presented to: Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 31 March - 02 April 2015. (Unpublished)
  3. Sneddon, S. (2015) Learning from the past: prohibition. Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 12/10/2015
  4. Sneddon, S. (2015) Legalised, limited ivory trading: could it save the elephant from extinction? Paper presented to: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of York, 01-04 September 2015. (Unpublished)
  5. Sneddon, S. (2015) Mixing MOOCS and modules. Paper presented to: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of York, 01-04 September 2015. (Unpublished)
  6. Tedds, H., McCormick, W. D., Sneddon, S. and Clubb, R. (2015) New research evaluating the UK exotic pet trade: legal and ethical issues. Seminar Presentation presented to: 4th Postgraduate Research Symposium, Moulton College, Northampton, 11 December 2015.
  7. Sneddon, S. (2015) To trade or not to trade: relaxing the ban on the trade in endangered species. Paper presented to: Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 31 March - 02 April 2015. (Unpublished)
  8. Sneddon, S. (2015) Trading our way from the brink of extinction. Invited Presentation presented to: Law Staff Seminar Series, The University of Northampton, 28 January 2015. (Unpublished)
  9. Sneddon, S. (2015) Will VW’s dodgy emissions mean a breath of fresh air for alternative technologies? Thoughts From Staff at the University of Northampton Blog. 30/09/2015

2014

  1. Sneddon, S. and Cartwright, N. (2014) A first look at ILOOC. Other presented to: Association of Law Teachers (ALT) 49th Annual Conference: Responding to Change, Leeds, 13-15 April 2014. (Unpublished)
  2. Sneddon, S. (2014) Corporate environmental crime. Invited Presentation presented to: 2nd International Week: Bridging Europe, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal, 11-14 March 2014. (Unpublished)
  3. Crouch, A., Maunder, R., Sneddon, S. and Turner, S. J. (2014) Editorial. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 6(1), pp. 1-3. 2041-3122.
  4. Sneddon, S. (2014) Environmental organised crime. Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 27/01/2014
  5. Sneddon, S. (2014) The importance of law in the environment. Invited Presentation presented to: Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, Taluka, Mulshi, Pune, India, 23 January 2014. (Unpublished)
  6. Sneddon, S. (2014) Wildlife trafficking. Invited Presentation presented to: 2nd International Week: Bridging Europe, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal, 11-14 March 2014. (Unpublished)

2013

  1. Sneddon, S. (2013) Atomic Pile: why the United Nations overstates the threat of nuclear terrorism. Invited Presentation presented to: CRiL Research Seminar Series, Centre for Research in Law (CRiL), University of Bedfordshire, 23 January 2013. (Unpublished)
  2. Maunder, R., Sneddon, S., Turner, S. J. and Crouch, A. (2013) Editorial. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 5(1), pp. 1-2. 2041-3122.
  3. Sneddon, S. (2013) Environmental law in time of recession: lessons from the past, plans for the future. Invited Presentation presented to: 1st International Week, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal, 18-20 February 2013. (Unpublished)
  4. Sneddon, S. (2013) Environmental organised crime: stealing from future generations. Invited Presentation presented to: 1st International Week, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal, 18-20 February 2013. (Unpublished)

2012

  1. Sneddon, S. (2012) Cocaine: the West African connection. Paper presented to: Fourth Annual Illicit Networks Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, 01-02 October 2012. (Unpublished)
  2. Maunder, R., Turner, S. J., Sneddon, S. and Crouch, A. (2012) Editorial. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 4(1), pp. 1-2. 2041-3122.
  3. Sneddon, S. (2012) Equality in Legal Assessment 2. Paper presented to: What Works: Student Retention and Success, University of York, 28-29 March 2012.
  4. Sneddon, S. (2012) Equality in Legal Assessment 2 (EILA2). In: Andrews, J., Clark, R. and Thomas, L. (eds.) HEA Compendium of Effective Practice in Higher Education Retention and Success. Birmingham & York: Aston University & Higher Education Academy. pp. 64-69.
  5. Sneddon, S. (2012) Fair trade: fair for whom? Other presented to: University of Northampton Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Spring Public Debate, University of Northampton, 07 March 2012. (Unpublished)

2011

  1. Sneddon, S. (2011) Cocaine trafficking via West Africa: an assessment of EU policing and policies. Paper presented to: Policing and European Studies Mini-Conference, University of Abertay, Dundee, 25 February 2011. (Unpublished)
  2. Sneddon, S. (2011) Will video kill the manuscript scrawl? The impact of video feedback on students’ perception of feedback. Paper presented to: Learning in Law Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 28-29 January 2011. (Unpublished)

2010

  1. Sneddon, S. (2010) Nuclear unclear: an investigation of British nuclear power policy, 1945-2005. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton.

2009

  1. Crofts, M. and Sneddon, S. (2009) Equality in legal assessment: a scoping study. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. [2009](3) 1360-1326.
  2. Sneddon, S. and Crofts, M. (2009) Equality in legal assessments. Invited Presentation presented to: Showcasing Equality & Diversity/Widening Participation Research, University of Northampton, Northampton, England, 7 July 2009. (Unpublished)
  3. Sneddon, S. (2009) If you wouldn't do it in the Drapery ... don't do it online. Northampton Chronicle and Echo. , p. 22.

2008

  1. Crofts, M. and Sneddon, S. (2008) Equality in legal assessment: a scoping study. Northampton, England: Office of Educational Partnerships & Lifelong Learning, University of Northampton.
  2. Pilkington, A., Horton, J., Armstrong, S. C., Hagley-Dickinson, L., Maskhani, N., Matthews, M. H., Sneddon, S. and Smithers, N. (2008) Feasibility study for establishing an enforcement mechanism for the use of polycarbonate vessels in Northampton's 'leisure zone'.
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