I am a Lecturer in Law and Criminology at the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing of Canterbury Christ Church University. I hold a PhD in Law from Kings College London. My thesis considered the effect that the criminalisation phenomenon has on the human rights of immigrants in Europe and examines the adequacy of the European Court of Human Rights’ response to this. I also hold a First Class Honours Law LLB degree from the Robert Gordon University as well as a Masters in Law from Kings College London. I have previously taught as a fractional teaching fellow at the School of Oriental and African studies.
My main research interests are: immigration law, border criminology, human rights, criminal law, discrimination within the law - particularly criminal law and practice.
Teaching and subject expertise
I teach on both the undergraduate Law degree and the Applied Criminology programme. I teach various undergraduate modules including Law and Criminal Justice, Crimes, Punishments and Societies, Women and Crime, Criminal Law and the Applied Criminology Individual Study module.
Publications and research outputs
Amanda Spalding ‘Medical Justice v Secretary of State for the Home Department’ (2018) 32 (1) Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 50
Amanda Spalding ‘Leaving Saadi Behind? The Future of the UK’s Detained Fast Track Process’ (2016) 30 (2) Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 159
Amanda Spalding ‘Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston (11 November 2014) and Second Chamber Judgment (26 February 2015) in Case C-472/13 Andre Lawrence Shepherd V Bundesrepublik Deutschland’ (2015) 26(1) Kings Law Journal 21
Amanda Spalding ‘People’s Choice’ (2011) 56(7) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 20
Amanda Spalding ‘Tarakhel v Switzerland: The ECtHR finally cracks down on Italy?’ Border Criminologies February 2015
Amanda Spalding ‘Opinion 2/13 of the Court of Justice of the European Union’ King’s Student Law Review Blog on European Union Law January 2015
Amanda Spalding ‘Scottish Independence and EU Membership’ King’s Student Law Review Blog on European Union Law August 2014
Amanda Spalding ‘Keck vs. Trailers: Have certain selling arrangement been towed away?’ King’s Student Law Review Blog on European Union Law January 2014
Amanda Spalding ‘The Year of the Citizen: Moving Beyond Lip Service’ King’s Student Law Review Blog on European Union Law June 2013