Anna Pathe-Smith is a Lecturer at Ulster University School of Law, Belfast Campus. Having worked as a Teaching Assistant at UU earlier this year, she joins the School from Royal Holloway, University of London. At RHUL, Anna conducted her PhD research and taught an extensive range of modules across Law, Criminology and Sociology. Before this, Anna worked as a Legal Assistant in the Court of Protection department at Freeths LLP (Oxford), gained her LLM from University College London, and LLB (Hons) from the University of Birmingham. Anna is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In her doctoral research, Anna examined the legal conceptualisation(s) of pregnant women and persons across a range of contexts, including mental health and mental capacity, criminal law, and birth registration. She has also worked as a research assistant on a number of funded projects. Most recently this has been in a multidisciplinary team (as a legal researcher) considering the interaction between law and ‘extended reality,’ with the University of Manchester.
At Ulster University, Anna is the Module Convenor for Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is also teaching ‘Exploring the Law,’ ‘Legal Technology,’ ‘Law of Evidence’ and ‘EU Law.’