Ms Ann Blair
Following a successful career in the voluntary sector, I studied law as a mature student. I was appointed as a lecturer at Leeds in 1994 and senior lecturer in 2007.
I am on the editorial board of Education and the Law. I am also an active trade unionist and am currently seconded half time to trade union duties as President of Leeds UCU.
Scholarly and Research Interests
I have conducted research into many aspects of education law.
This has included SEN and disability discrimination, the legal control of sex education with a focus on the regulation of risk, the relationship between children's and parental rights in education, home-school agreements and religious discrimination in schools.
My principal teaching interests are employment law and discrimination law, but I have also taught property subjects throughout most of my career at Leeds, latterly concentrating on equity and trusts.
I am interested in supervising any topics connected with education law but particularly those that relate to children's and parental rights in education.
I welcome proposals on topics relating to education as a social right and discrimination in education.
Chapters in Books
Blair, A. and Monk, D. (2009) 'Sex Education and the Law in England and Wales'. In: Sauerteig, L. and Davidson, R. (eds.) Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe, London: Routledge, pp 37-51.
Blair, A. (2005) 'Calculating the Risk of Teenage Pregnancy: Sex Education, Public Health, the Individual and the Law'. In: Harris, N. and Meredith, P. (eds.) Children, Health and Education: International Perspectives on Law and Policy, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 129-148.
Blair, A. (2005) 'The Invisible Child in Education Law'. In: Goddard, J., McNamee, S., James, A. and James, A. The Politics of Childhood: International Perspectives, Contemporary developments, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 166-181.
Blair, A. (2001) Equality in Education: The Challenge of Multiculturalism, European Journal for Education Law and Policy, 4, pp.141-151.
Blair, A. (2000) Rights, Duties and Resources: the Case of Special Educational Needs, Education and the Law, 12, pp.177-193.