Kelvin Johnstone

Title: Senior Teaching Fellow
Phone: +44(0)1782 733219
Location: Chancellor's Building, room CBC 1.021
Role: Under Graduate Programmes Director
Contacting me: Office hours - Tues 12-2

If the door is open, please knock and if I have time I will see you.

Occasionally, short notice changes are unavoidable to accommodate the teaching timetable but in that event I will post a note on my door as early as possible to advise of any change.

Alternatively, you are welcome to make an appointment by e-mail
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B.A. (Durham), LL.M., M.A. (Keele), Solicitor (1979).

I read history as an undergraduate but then qualified and practised as a solicitor for over 20 years in various private practice firms and public authorities across the UK. From 2000-2016 I sat as a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit.

I turned to teaching in 2002 and first taught at Lancaster University before coming to Keele in 2004.

My main research interests are in family law generally (but especially the law as it relates to children) and the law of education, both as it relates to schools and Higher Education Institutions. In the arena of practice, I have a particular interest in the law of obligations and the civil process.

Contributing chapter on ‘Education’ in Brammer (2010) Social Work Law, Pearson

I teach on the following undergraduate modules in Law:

LAW-20006 - Contract 1
LAW-20011 - Contract 2 (module leader)

LAW-30093 - Commercial Law (module leader)
LAW-30054 - Child Law (module leader)
LAW-30013 - Family Law

I also teach on the undergraduate BA (Social Work) degree programme.

At postgraduate level, I teach on these programmes:

MA Child Care Law and Practice
MA Safeguarding Adults
MA Human Rights Globalisation and Justice

I have a particular interest in teaching in Higher Education and I am the Under Graduate Programmes Director. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am a member of the panel of mediators of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies.