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Stuart Bell

Dean of the Faculty of the Social Sciences



The Dean of the Faculty supports Departments, Centres and Institutes particularly in relation to teaching, research, management, finance and human resources.

As the Dean of the Faculty for Social Sciences, I have oversight of a wide range of activities relating to learning and teaching and research developments across the Social Science Departments and related research Centres, Institutes and Inter Departmental Centres in the University. In particular, I aim to promote and develop interdisciplinary and innovative activities.

I also serve on a range of University Groups including the University Executive Board (The Board), Planning Committee, and the Planning Steering Group. I also retain an active role in York Law School where I am involved in research and learning and teaching.

Biography in Brief

I am a Barrister and originally pursued an academic career in research and learning and teaching alongside a private practice.  I have held academic posts at various universities in England and was first appointed as a Professor in 1998.  In 2007, I was fortunate enough to have been appointed as the first Chair in Law and the founding Head of the Law School at York and have subsequently spent my time working hard with others to establish York Law School.

I specialise in the regulation of environmental protection with particular interests in nature conservation and enforcement.  I also have an interest in the legal profession (particularly in relation to professional values and ethics) and legal education.

 In addition to my roles within the University I am:

  • Editor of the Environmental Law Reports
  • An Editorial Board Member of the Encyclopaedia of Environmental Law and the Journal of Planning and Environmental Law




2019-20 Expenses

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Prof Bell, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, for the period August 2019 until July 2020.

Stuart Bell Expenses Aug 2019 - Jul 2020 (PDF , 122kb)

2018-19 Expenses

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Professor Stuart Bell covering the period August 2018 to July 2019.

Stuart Bell expenses Aug 18 - Jul 19 (PDF , 113kb)

2016-17 expenses

2015-16 expenses

Below are the travel and expenses for Professor Stuart Bell covering the period September 2015 to July 2016.

Stuart Bell expenses Sep 15 - Jan 16 (PDF , 3kb)

Stuart Bell Expenses Feb-Apr 2016 (PDF , 31kb)

Stuart Bell Expenses May - July 2016 (PDF , 1kb)

Contact details

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