Dr. Kim McGuire

Senior Lecturer

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB018

+44 (0) 1772 89 3461


Subject Areas: Law

Kim joined the School of Law and Social Science in September 2012, and has previously taught at Lancaster University. Kim's research interests lie primarily within the law in social contexts, particularly 'hate crime',and human rights. Her recent work has applied 'perception' in philosophical and psychological terms ,to the law, and to education.

Kim also works in a voluntary capacity visiting detainees in police custody to ensure compliance with PACE and human rights, for both detainees and staff.

Kim is the lead for ‘The Peace and Justice Studies Network’

Full Profile


  • Accredited International Mediation Advocate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. 2015
  • Accredited Mediator, Civil and Commercial Mediation, CMC 2015.
  • Fellow of the HE Academy, SEDA Award for Supporting Learning. Certificate in Teaching
  • Toolkit , Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching UCLan 2015.
  • LLM University of Central Lancashire, 2013
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Law University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • PhD, History, Lancaster University, 2006
  • MA Modern Social History, Lancaster University 1997
  • BA Hons History with English, St Martins College, Lancaster University, 1996
Research Groups
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Criminal Law and Criminology
The Conversation

Kim has published articles on The Conversation, to read them please follow the links below:

Kim took part in a Radio Five Live Drive interview with Tony Leveson on 16/10/2018 on the announcement of Law Commission proposed discussion on Misandry and Misogyny as ‘hate crimes.’


McGuire, Kim and Salter, Michael (2015) ‘Issues and challenges in the application of Husserlian phenomenology. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (In Press).

McGuire, Kim (2014) Perception of Hate Crime: The Enduring Difficulty of the Law as Agent of Social Change. Contemporary Issues In Law. (In Press).

The Lived Experience of Hate Crime- A Five Stage Phenomenological Interpretation


More publications 


  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Law Society 'Lawyers for Lawyers'
  • Member Local Criminal Justice Board: Victim and Witness Group. (Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner)


  • Lecturer Interviewing and negotiation.
  • Director of Studies PhDs
  • PhD and LLM supervision
  • Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision.
  • Academic supervisor for Knowledge Based transfer Project 'Raising Aspiration/Widening Horizons' project with Inspira, Cumbria, and UCLan Westlakes Campus.
  • Interviewing and Employability skills

Module Leader and Lecturer:

  • LW2502 Criminal Law
  • LW2013 Criminology
  • LW 1009 Thinking and Arguing Law

External Affiliations

  • Voluntary Independent Custody Visitor
  • Member of Law Society Human Rights International Action Team
  • Restorative Justice International
  • External reviewer for Journal of Interdisciplinary Violence. (Impact Factor: 1.940; Now ranked 13/43 in Family Studies; 15/58 in Criminology & Penology; 30/80 in Psychology, Applied)


Current: 'hate crime', especially 'perceptions' of, in national and international contexts, with emphasis upon race, religion, gender and disability.

Education and aspiration - self identity and life chances.

Book for Springer, with Prof Michael Salter, in progress, focussing upon Husserlian methodology and 'Hate Crime'.

Article: 'gender' violence



K. McGuire, ‘The Law and ‘Troubled Times’: The Role of the Media, the Law and Racism in the UK ‘Brexit World’. Society of Legal Scholars.’ The Law in Troubled Times’, Queen Mary University, London. 4-7 September 2018

K. McGuire ‘Is the media a promoter of racism and intolerance? :  a UK example, pre and post the ‘Brexit’ Referendum.’ INHS Conference 2018 - International Hate Studies: Contexts and Consequences of Hate’ 29-31 May 2018, University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

K. McGuire, ‘Engaging with the Media in a Post Brexit World: a UK Perspective.’  The International Institute for Hate Studies, 4th International Conference on Hate Studies “Engaging with Communities for Justice” from 19 – 21 October, 2017 Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies in Spokane, WA, USA.

K. McGuire and Ian Hutchinson, ‘.Hate Crime and Restorative Justice’ conference UCLan 16 October 2017.

K. McGuire, Social Cohesion, Morality, 'Harm' and Human Rights: Diverse Influences on the Unities of Law - the Hart/Devlin Debate in 21st Century Context.’  Society of Legal Scholars: The Diverse Unities of Law’. Dublin, 5- 8 September 2017.

K. McGuire. Innovate, Engage, Impact:  Student Learning and Restorative Justice. CELT UCLan June 2017

More conferences



'When Law and Hate Collide' 2 year EU Daphne 111 funded project on 'hate crime'. Articles and a book are still being published from this project, and 'hate crime' remains an area of research and potential future projects.

'Raising Aspirations/Widening Horizons' UCLan collaboration with Inspira, and with funding from the independent educational charity, the Samuel Lindow Foundation.


Department for Education and Skills funded 'Leadership Development Practices' project at Lancaster University.