Lesley-Anne is lecturer in Child and Family Law and the Law of Evidence. Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of Child and Family Law, Private Law and Children's Rights. She is joint Year 4 Tutor and personal development tutor ('PDT') for LLB students. She is a member of the University’s Child and Family Law and Policy Team. The Team research contemporary issues in Child and Family Law and comment on legal and social policy reform.
Lesley-Anne is a qualified solicitor. Before joining Edinburgh Napier University Business School, she was an Associate with MHD Law, Edinburgh, regularly representing children and adults in court. She has been accredited as a Lawyer-Mediator and her experience as a Court Welfare Reporter and Curator ad Litem in complex family proceedings also informs her current research.
She is the ‘NSA’ (Napier Students’ Association) Academic Partner for the Accounting, Financial Services and Law subject groups. From 2013-2015 she sat on the Faculty Academic Strategy and Enhancement Committee ('FASEC'). She currently sits on the University Early Career Researchers Working Group. She has won various teaching ‘Excellence Awards’ (ENUBS won ‘Best Tutor’ & runner-up ‘Best Feedback’ award, 2014; won University-wide ‘Best Feedback’ award & shortlisted ‘Most Innovative Tutor', 2015; shortlisted ‘Best Tutor', 2016).
Lesley-Anne's research activities have been supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, the RSE, the Faculty of Advocates and the Law Society of Scotland. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the International Society of Family Lawyers and the Society of Legal Scholars. She works part-time.