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.
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)
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