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.
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:
Below are the travel costs and expenses for Prof Bell, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, for the period August 2020 until July 2021.
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.