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I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Social Sciences, having joined LSBU as a Lecturer in 2020. I previously studied at both Northumbria University and the University of York and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2016. I teach various modules within the Law Division, primarily focusing on areas of criminal law, sentencing and punishment, and tort law.

My research explores legal and non-legal forms of responsibility, including how the law shapes and is shaped by social issues, such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the emergence of new online technologies. I am also particularly interested in issues surrounding sentencing and the punishment of offenders.

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.

I also write on broader LGBTQ+ issues in law, including work on international LGBTQ+ rights and equality in Higher Education.

I am an Editorial Assistant 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 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 - PhD / MRes

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mrs Helen Otteran YoungWhat constitutes fair and inclusive assessment for disabled students in HE?DProf
Ms Emma Sharon Rehal-WildeSQEwing Ourselves – to what extent does the current teaching of social welfare law at undergraduate level pose a threat to the legal aid sector?DProf
PhD - Law

Northumbria University

2017
2021
LLM - Legal and Political Theory

University of York

2016
2017
Law (Exempting BPTC)

Northumbria University

2012
2016
Associate Lecturer
Northumbria University

2018
2019
Education
Bar of England and Wales
2016
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
2014
Socio-Legal Studies Association
2017
Association of Law Teachers
2019
Royal Society of Arts
2022
Society of Legal Scholars
2023
International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law

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

Other
Editorial Assistant
2020

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2022
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Highly Commended for Lecturer of the Year Award 2022 (Jun 2022)

LSBU Education Awards 2022


Reach and Impact

Diversity in Research Podcast: LGBTQ+ International travel in UK Higher Education - implications for policy and practice (Jun 2020)


Complex Relationships: Marriage and Relationship Status, Procreation and Criminal Law
Giles, C. (2024). Complex Relationships: Marriage and Relationship Status, Procreation and Criminal Law. in: Probert, Rebecca and Thompson, Sharron (ed.) Research Handbook on Marriage, Cohabitation and the Law Edward Elgar. pp. 369-384

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. (2022). 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. (2021). 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

Daryll Rowe’s sentence could change the law’s approach to HIV transmission
Giles, C. (2018). Daryll Rowe’s sentence could change the law’s approach to HIV transmission. The Conversation.

Dating apps are in danger of confusing the justice system
Giles, C. (2018). Dating apps are in danger of confusing the justice system. The Conversation.