Sue Uttley-Evans

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Lancashire Law School

Livesey House, LH116

+44 (0) 1772 89 2249

Subject Areas: Criminology and Policing, Law

Sue holds an LLB (Hons) degree in Law from the University of Central Lancashire and is undertaking a PhD by research. She joined the Criminology and Criminal Justice team in 2001, and has substantial experience of working in association with agencies, non-statutory bodies and voluntary associations involved in criminal justice.

Full Profile

In 2008, Sue was nominated for a National Criminal Justice Board Award in the category of Outstanding Commitment to Diversity. She also received a Lancashire Criminal Justice Board Award for an outstanding contribution to the delivery of justice in Lancashire.

Sue is a board member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)-NGO Roundtable. She is on the board of trustees for Practical Solutions- an NGO providing specialist advice, support and training in forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence within UCLan, and to external bodies on a local, national and international level.

Sue has presented various conference papers, including ‘Doing Law Differently or a Sophisticated Disguise?’ - Annual Law and Society Conference in Canada; ‘Addressing the Imbalance? The English Criminal Law & Violated Women Who Kill’ at Lancaster University; and ‘Desperate Economic Times Means Desperate Measures: Forced Marriage As a Long-Term Care Option Plan’, at UCLan.

External Affiliations and Roles

Sue is an Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Law and Justice (BJLJ).

Sue is a Founder Member of the Honour Abuse Research Matrix [HARM] Network, launched in July 2018, being a specialist advisors and recognised trainer on Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence

Sue is also a CMC Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, and a member of UCLan’s Centre for Mediation, as the legal system is regularly recognising the benefits of parties trying to resolve a variety of disputes via mediation instead of through the Courts, and ‘almost all family  proceedings  are  now  subject  to  compulsory court  led  dispute  resolution  hearings’, as noted by the Honourable Mr Justice Francis in Great Ormond Street Hospital v Yates and Others FD (Bailii, [2017] EWHC 972 (Fam)) Case No. FD17P00103. In The High Court of Justice Family Division.  


Uttley, Susan Mary (2017) Doing Justice to Difference: Moving Towards a Cosmopolitan Vision of Justice – Barbara Hudson’s Legacy. Brazilian Journal of Law and Justice, 1 (1). pp. 191-206.


Migration, Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, Honour-based crimes.


  • Collaboration with Eliezer Gomes da Silva, Attorney of Justice of the Public Ministry of Paraná, Brazil

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader for the BA [Hons] Criminology and Criminal Justice Programme