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Visiting Scholar Kris Gledhill University of Auckland


The School of Law is pleased to announce a visiting scholar, Kris Gledhill.  Kris is joining us from the University of Auckland and will be here until Friday, the 31st of October.Kris Gledhill

Kris Gledhill developed an appellate criminal and public law practice as a barrister in England, which included numerous appearances in precedent setting cases in the European Court of Human Rights, the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal; he also sat as a Tribunal Judge on mental health cases. Kris taught extensively on continuing professional education courses in the UK; he had in the past been engaged as a tutor at SOAS, UCL and University College Oxford and as a part-time lecturer at the London School of Law and had been involved in an online mental health law course with the New York Law School. Kris came to New Zealand in 2006, initially to take a PhD; he accepted a lectureship at Auckland University Law School from the start of 2007. As of 1 January 2012, Kris is the inaugural Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice.

Kris's research interests include:

  • Mental Heath Law
  • Prison Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Comparative Criminal Law

Special interests:

  • Forensic risk assessment and the regulation of its use in the legal arena.
  • Comparative human rights law, particularly its impact on mental health law.