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Vanessa Munro





School of Law
University of Warwick


Vanessa graduated with her LLB and PhD from the University of Glasgow, and was named 'Young Alumnus of the Year' by that institution in 2007. With funding from the ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, and British Academy, she has conducted extensive research into law and policy responses to sexual violence (focusing particularly on criminal justice and asylum decision-making), and has undertaken pioneering research into mock jury deliberation. In 2010, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of outstanding research achievement, and in 2016 she was nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She sits on the editorial board of 'Social and Legal Studies' and has previously sat on the Executive Committee of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the ESRC Peer Review College. She has been a visiting scholar at Universities in Australia, New Zealand and the US, and has acted as a consultant to a number of policy-makers, practitioners, and NGOs. She joined Warwick Law School in 2016, having previously held Chairs at the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester.

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