Aysha graduated with a BA(Hons) in History, a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) and an LLM from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Prior to joining Keele in 2018, Aysha has had extensive experience in various law schemes, such as doing outreach work with the Greater Manchester Law Centre and mentoring students from primary school to sixth form under the National Centre for Citizenship and Law.

Aysha is an editor of Under Construction @ Keele, an interdisciplinary postgraduate journal. 

Research and scholarship

My doctoral research project offers an exploration into the manifestations of compassion in the UK legal academy. I am particularly interested in the working lives of the legal academic and how compassion can exist in the more visible facets of the academy, such as research and teaching but in the more hidden, underappreciated sides, such as pastoral care, other forms of emotional labour and the academic self. In order to achieve this, I will be using semi-structured interviews to interview legal academics based in the UK. This will result in a narrative analysis to showcase the experiences of legal academics via the lens of compassion.

Research interests:

  • Legal Education
  • Law and Emotion
  • Academic Work
  • Academic Identities
  • Compassion

Supervisory Team:

  • Lead Supervisor: Dr Senthorun Raj 
  • Co-supervisor: Dr Sotirios Santatzoglou

Further information


  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • Legal Education Research Network