Portrait of Sian Lewis

Sian Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Law
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Taught Board (Student Experience and Community)
Member of Athena Swan Working Group
Member of Prevent Steering Group
Caseworker of Kent Branch of the University and College Union (UCU)

About

Sian Lewis is a graduate of Durham University and the London School of Economics. She was called to the Bar in 1985 and is a member of Gray’s Inn. She completed her pupillage in the Inner Temple before moving to work as a Crown Prosecutor, in the Crown Prosecution Service of Inner London. She later worked for numerous international human rights non governmental organisations, as well as intergovernmental organisations. She has engaged in devising and delivering human rights training programmes for judges and prosecutors in the Balkans, and Middle East and North Africa. She started her teaching career at Oxford Brookes University.

Sian Lewis’s main focus is teaching international human rights related courses. In the wider University, she is concerned with human rights in the workplace.

During 2021-22, Sian Lewis has been interviewed on both regional and national BBC radio programmes on issues relating to asylum seekers. Please contact the Press Office for access to recordings.

To contact Sian please email S.Lewis@kent.ac.uk. Her old address remains in the contact section in order to display her publications. 

Research interests

Sian Lewis’s research interests have focused on the provision of human rights training, or writing reports for human rights organisations. Most of this work relates to fair trial rights, including the prohibition against torture. More recently, she has been engaged in developing online courses in international human rights law and international migration law.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • International Law and Global Problems: LAWS6450
  • Public Law 2: LW592
  • English Law and Human Rights: LAWS5090

Postgraduate

  • Critical International Migration Law: LAWS9000
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