Nicola Monaghan is the Head of the School of Law and a Principal Lecturer at the University of Worcester. She has taught at the University of Worcester since the School of Law opened in 2016. She took up the role of Head of the School of Law in 2022.
Nicola is an unregistered barrister and a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
She has been teaching law at Higher Education institutions since 2001 and specialises in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Law of Evidence.
She is the author of textbooks on Criminal Law and the Law of Evidence: Criminal Law Directions (7th edn, Oxford University Press, 2022) and Law of Evidence (Cambridge University Press, 2015). She also co-edited and contributed to Financial Crime and Corporate Misconduct: A Critical Evaluation of Fraud Legislation (Routledge, 2018) and has contributed chapters to, and written, other books.
Nicola’s research interests include jury misconduct and the criminal trial and she has published a wide range of journal articles in the Journal of Criminal Law, International Journal of Evidence and Proof, and Information and Communications Technology Law. Her work has been cited widely by academics and by the Law Commission.