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I am a Lecturer in Law in the School of Law and Social Sciences and LLB (Year 1) Director of Studies. I joined LSBU in 2020, having previously worked as an Associate Lecturer and Research Assistant at Northumbria University during my PhD. I previously studied at both Northumbria and the University of York and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 2016. I teach various modules within the Law Division, primarily focusing on areas of criminal law and the law of torts.

My research aims to explore how the law shapes and is shaped by social issues, such as sexual health and the transmission of HIV. I am particularly interested in the idea of punishment, as well as the law on sentencing. I also have an interest in rules of evidence which can impact decision making in these areas. My PhD thesis was entitled "Deception and Disclosure: A Socio-Legal Analysis of HIV Transmission Offences and Mobile Dating Applications" and explored how HIV disclosure on online mobile dating applications offers new ways to look at the criminalisation of HIV transmission in England and Wales.

Additionally, I also write on broader LGBTQ+ issues in law, including work on international LGBTQ+ rights and workplace agency in Higher Education. I am an Assistant Editor with the International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law and Social Media Editor with The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education. I have also published in the Journal of Criminal Law, Information and Communications Technology Law and Policy Reviews in Higher Education.

Courses taught

Law - LLB (Hons)

Law (Criminology) - LLB (Hons)

Law Conversion Course: incorporating the CPE / LLM

Law - PhD / MRes

PhD - Law

Northumbria University

2017
2021
LLM - Legal and Political Theory

University of York

2016
2017
Law (Exempting BPTC)

Northumbria University

2012
2016
Royal Society of Arts
2021
International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law

https://www.northumbriajournals.co.uk/index.php/IJGSL

Other
Assistant Editor
2020

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2022

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Online safety and identity: navigating same-sex male social “dating” apps and networks
Giles, C., Ashford, C. and Brown, K.J. (2022). Online safety and identity: navigating same-sex male social “dating” apps and networks. Information & Communications Technology Law. 31 (3), pp. 269-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600834.2022.2088061

Pardons for historic homosexual offences are welcome - but we still need to address the legacy of criminalisation
Giles, C. (2022). Pardons for historic homosexual offences are welcome - but we still need to address the legacy of criminalisation. The Conversation.

International academic mobility, agency, and LGBTQ+ rights: a review of policy responses to internationally mobile LGBTQ+ staff/students at UK HE institutions with recommendations for a global audience
Hamilton, F. and Giles, C. (2021). International academic mobility, agency, and LGBTQ+ rights: a review of policy responses to internationally mobile LGBTQ+ staff/students at UK HE institutions with recommendations for a global audience. Policy Reviews in Higher Education. 6 (1), pp. 46-67. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322969.2021.1969990

A Sexual Harm? HIV Transmission, ‘Biological’ GBH and Ancillary Sentencing Provisions in England and Wales
Giles, C. (2021). A Sexual Harm? HIV Transmission, ‘Biological’ GBH and Ancillary Sentencing Provisions in England and Wales. The Journal of Criminal Law. 85 (3), pp. 209-222. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022018321991097

Digital disclosure: HIV status, mobile dating application design and legal responsibility
Giles, C. (2020). Digital disclosure: HIV status, mobile dating application design and legal responsibility. Information & Communications Technology Law. 30 (1), pp. 35-53. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600834.2020.1807119