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Helen M. Ryan (formerly James) LLB (Hons), LLM, PGCert, FHEA is Senior Lecturer in Law. She worked previously at the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales).

Helen has been at the University of Winchester since January 2008. She was Head of Law from 2010 - 2018 and is one of the founding members of the Department. Helen has a 20-year career in academia and has worked widely across the higher education sector. She has a strong interest in learning and teaching and has contributed significantly to the development of the discipline, not least during her time as Academic Researcher for the UK Centre for Legal Education at the University of Warwick.

​Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Areas of expertise

  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Legal education


Helen has published articles in a range of journals including The Law Teacher and Business Law Review. Her most recent publication is:

Oswald, M., James, H. and Nottingham, E. (2016) The not-so-secret life of five-year-olds: legal and ethical issues relating to disclosure of information and the depiction of children on broadcast and social media. Journal of Media Law Volume 8, 2016 Issue 2. Read it online.

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