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Professor Simon Halliday
LLB (Edinburgh), Dip LP (Strath), PhD (Strath), FAcSS
Professor of Socio-Legal Studies
I joined York Law School in 2011. Prior to this, I worked at the University of Strathclyde (2005-11) and at the University of Oxford (2000-05) where I was the Nicholas de B Katzenbach Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and held the concurrent positions of: Research Fellow at Balliol College (2000-03), lecturer at St Anne’s College (2003-04) and lecturer at St Hilda’s College (2004-05). From 2016 - 2017 I was also Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
My research has generally fallen under two main fields:
My enduring research interest here is in what happens to legal rules, principles and concerns when law is implemented in public organisations (especially welfare organisations.
The questions that have animated this line of enquiry relate to ordinary people’s perceptions and actions in relation to law and legality.
The approach I take to research is socio-legal, usually involving some empirical enquiry, and often working collaboratively with scholars from other disciplines. My research has been funded by the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Swedish Research Council.
From Everyday Forms of Resistance to Transformational Climate Change Adaptation of the Urban Poor
I am working with Emily Boyd (PI) and Christine Wamsler, University of Lund, and Jon Ensor, the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, on a 4-year project regarding the well-being of poor communities in urban Mozambique and the risks that climate change pose to these communities. The research will focus on the likely effectiveness of state adaptation strategies and policies targeted at the mitigation of those risks. I am leading on the work package regarding the legal consciousness of local residents and its significance for risk mitigation. The project will commence in Summer 2019.