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Prof Nicola Wake

Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Professor Nicola Wake is Deputy Director for the Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and Subject Sections Secretary for the Society of Legal Scholars. Nicola has published widely on mental condition defences, holds several editorial positions, and has secured funding from prestigious providers.  Nicola is a research mentor to academic colleagues, and supervises a number of PhD students.

Nicola joined the law school in 2012, having previously worked at the University of Sunderland. Nicola teaches across a number of modules, and is experienced in associate head departmental leadership, programme leadership, programme (re)validation processes, and external examining.

Nicola Wake

Campus Address

Room CCE1-314
City Campus East
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 8ST

Professor Wake's research interests include: criminal law and justice specifically mental condition defences, human trafficking, and vulnerable offenders.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A new self-defence framework for domestic abuse survivors who use violent resistance in response, Bettinson, V., Wake, N. 1 Jan 2024, In: Modern Law Review
  • A One-sided Coin? Attributing Agency and Responsibility in Contexts of Coercive Control, Bettinson, V., Munro, V., Wake, N., Ahluwalia, P. 2 May 2024, Criminal Law Reform Now, London, Bloomsbury
  • Preparing a Public Perception Study inn the use of Violent Resistance as Self-Defence in Domestic Abuse Cases, Bettinson, V., Crofts, T., Wake, N. Aug 2024, Research Handbook on Domestic Violence, Edward Elgar
  • Reconceptualising Sexual Infidelity Provocation: New Anglo-Scottish Reform Proposals, Wake, N., Reed, A. 6 Feb 2024, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Diminished Responsibility Determinations in England and Wales and New South Wales: Whose Role is it Anyway?, Crofts, T., Wake, N. 16 Sep 2021, In: Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly
  • Legislative approaches to recognising the vulnerability of young people and preventing their criminalisation, Wake, N., Arthur, R., Crofts, T., Lambert, S. Jan 2021, In: Public law
  • Empowering young people: multi-disciplinary expressive interventions utilising Diamond9 evaluative methods to encourage agency in youth justice, Arthur, R., Dunn, R., Wake, N. 30 Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law
  • Manslaughter by loss of control: sentencing primary victims who kill, Wake, N. 5 Mar 2019, In: Criminal Law Review
  • Homicide in Criminal Law: A Research Companion, Reed, A., Bohlander, M., Wake, N., Engleby, E., Adams, V. 3 Sep 2018
  • Trafficking victims compelled to commit offences: Increasing the protection available in England and Wales and New Zealand, Wake, N. 6 Jul 2018

  • Carole Burrell Does patient care improve when mental health professionals practice at the 'top of their licence'? (draft title) Start Date: 29/06/2022
  • Sean Mennim COUNTY LINES AND CHILD CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF s. 45(4) OF THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015 Start Date: 31/03/2022 End Date: 01/07/2022

  • Law PhD July 12 2016
  • Teaching & Learning PGCHE September 01 2008
  • Law LLB September 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2012


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