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Nick Cartwright is currently a Senior Lecturer in Law. Nick plays a full teaching and research role with experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He currently designs and delivers core modules at levels four, six, and seven as well as being an undergraduate and post-graduate dissertation supervisor.

Nick is writing up his PhD in race equality and education at the University of Northampton.  Nick's MPhil thesis investigated the philsophical reasoning used by the judicary in a case about the withdrawing of life-sustaining medical treatment.  

Nick has lectured law since 2001, starting as a lecture at the University of Hertfordshire, he has also held posts at Keele, Chester and Reading Universities and Kaplan Holborn College as well as a Visiting Lectureship at Mahatma Law School, the University of Shendi in the Sudan. 

Nick is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an internal assessor for fellowship and senior fellowship applications.

Research Interests

Nick has peer reviewed research published in leading academic journals and expert comment pieces in leading national publications.  Nick is currently writing up his PhD which explores the equality of experience of students, focusing on race and gender, this work is grounded in critical race theory and critical race pedaagogy.  

Teaching Interests

Nick is currently module leader for two undergraduate module, namely Learning the Law and Jurisprudence and Current Legal Issues, and also teaches on the Medical Law module.  At postgraduate level Nick is module leader for Public International Law and Research Methods and teaches on the Diversity, Migration and the Law and Firearms modules.  

External Roles

Nick has worked with the UNODC as an expert on firearms law contributing to their Education 4 Justice project as an expert panel member in Europe and Central America and has facilitated a trainign session in the Balkans.


Education/Academic qualification

PGCE, University of Hertfordshire

Award Date: 28 Feb 2009

MPhil, Keele University

Award Date: 1 Feb 2009

Bachelor, Keele University

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

External positions

Expert Panel Member, United Nations

1 Jun 20181 Oct 2019

Director, Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council

1 Mar 20141 Nov 2018


  • BJ Ethics
  • JX International law
  • K Law (General)
  • KZ Law of Nations
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform


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