Professor Louise Ellison
Professor of Law and Director of Research
I joined the School of Law from the University of Manchester in 2003 having also previously taught at the University of Reading.
Scholarly and Research Interests
Victims/witnesses, credibility assessment, expert evidence, witness preparation, juries.
I recently completed an AHRC funded project examiming the impact of preparation on witness accuracy (with J. Wheatcroft). I am currently engaged in an ESRC funded project exploring the impact of special measures use on rape juror deliberations (with V. Munro).
I teach in the areas of Evidence Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.
I currently supervise PhDs exploring criminal justice responses to domestic violence in Kuwait and juror understanding of DNA evidence.
I am keen to supervise promising students in any of my research areas.
Ellison and Wheatcroft. (2010) Could you ask me that in a different way? Exploring the impact of courtroom questioning and witness familiarization on adult witness accuracy, Criminal Law Review (in press).
Ellison and Munro. (2010) A Stranger in the Bushes or an Elephant in the Room?: Critical Reflections on Received Rape Myth Wisdom in the Context of a Mock Jury Study, New Criminal Law Review (in press).
Ellison and Munro. (2010) Getting to (Not) Guilty: Examining Jurors' Deliberative Processes in, and beyond, the Context of a Mock Rape Trial, Legal Studies 74 - 97.
Ellison and Munro. (2009) Turning Mirrors into Windows? Assessing the Impact of (Mock) Juror Education in Rape Trials, 49(3) British Journal of Criminology, pp.363-383.
Ellison, L. (2009) The Use and Abuse of Psychiatric Evidence in Rape Trials, 13(1) International Journal of Evidence & Proof, pp.28-49.
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