John Morrow: PhD Research Student

John has recently graduated from the University of Chester with a BA (Hons) in Law with International Development. He is currently studying for a PhD in the area of discrimination law, which is examining the deliverance of law degrees to students with specific learning difficulties in light of the Equality Act 2010.

John has presented the findings of his research so far at the Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference. He also works as a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester, teaching on the Human Rights and Discrimination Law modules.

John has experience working within the charity sector, supporting social justice and equality work in the UK and internationally, with experience in Oxfam and Christian Aid. For two and a half years John worked for a small charity run through his local church. His main responsibility was the running of an online business that financed the charity. John started the job during a period of rapid growth that meant that the ability to learn and work fast as well as adapt to a constantly changing working environment was essential.

One of the main areas John worked in was customer services and sales, dealing with customer complaints and enquires as well as building relationships with wholesale customers to gain customer loyalty. Part of the work also involved working on conferences organised by the church or one of the organisations it is affiliated with. This means that John has experience in working as part of a small team to organise and run large national conferences and small regional events.

John has also been involved in youth work, run through his local church. This has involved teaching and mentoring young people, with a particular focus on action on equality and social justice issues. John has recently presented a joint paper at the annual conference of the Association of Law Teachers in relation to his forthcoming research.