Nicola Campbell

Nicola Campbell


Nicola joined the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) back in 2022, as a research assistant working alongside Dr Bina Bhardwa and Gill Hunter.

Current Projects:

Lived experience of the law: A research and policy project

Operation Soteria/Bluestone: Re-examining the investigation of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences

Nicola has a wide ranging academic and professional background, beginning her legal education at the University of Sheffield, studying international and European law, taking a keen interest in miscarriages of justices, rape culture and racial policing.

After completing her undergraduate studies, she spent some time working in public practice; both in Northern Ireland and England. Following her LLM at the University of Amsterdam she worked at the International Legal Centre, in Amsterdam, completing projects on human rights law and international criminal law.

Her academic interests stretch across numerous fields including domestic and international criminal law, joint enterprise law, the role of woman in the legal system and over policing of BAME across England and Wales. In addition to her role at ICPR she teaches at the University of Manchester on the following modules: Miscarriages of Justice, Criminal Evidence and Criminal Law.

She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Manchester. Her research takes a socio-legal approach and examines the concept of ‘substantial-injustice’ from a motherhood lens in joint enterprise convictions.

Her thesis title is called; Narrating Substantial Injustice – A mother’s perspective.