Lancashire Law School
Harris Building, HB257
+44 (0) 1772 89 3081
Subject Areas: Law
Dianne researches issues relating to human trafficking, children's rights, discrimination and family law.
Dianne joined Lancashire Law School in September 2012, and has previously taught at Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool. Dianne's research interests lie primarily within human trafficking with a particular focus on children's rights. She also specialises in Discrimination Law and Family Law. Dianne supervises both LLM and Ph.D postgraduate students.
Ph.D. 'A Critical Analysis of Legal Responses to Trafficking: A Case Study of Child Domestic Work' University of Liverpool, 2011
LLB(Hons) University of Liverpool, 2006
Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
Scullion, D. ‘Passive Victims or Empowered Actors: Accommodating the Needs of Child Domestic Workers’, International Journal of Children’s Rights 21 (2013) 97–126
Co-Author of a Joseph Rowntree Funded Project ‘Forced labour in the UK’ (2013) available
Scullion, D. ‘Gender Perspectives on Child Trafficking: A Case Study of Child Domestic Workers’ in Gender and Migration in 21st Century Europe, Stalford, H., Currie, S. and Velluti, S. (Eds), (Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, 2009) pp 45-60
Dianne's current research activities:
Research into the identification of child trafficking victims where private fostering arrangements are being manipulated in an attempt to hide the exploitative circumstances involved.
Academic supervisor for a knowledge transfer partnership with Howgill Children's Centre, West Cumbria. The KTP involves the development of a pro-active method to empower families and increase resilience.
Dianne has been involved in previous projects including:
'Forced Labour in the UK' a Joseph Rowntree Foundation Project (2013)
Children's participation - Council of Europe funded research (2012)
Currently Dianne is working on a project concerning human trafficking and the protection and support provided to victims.
Dianne has experience of teaching in a broad range of subjects including: family law; child law; employment law; discrimination law; law of tort; lawyers skills and legal research and reasoning. Additionally she has extensive experience of pastoral care for students, providing support and advice where needed.