Dr Shauna Page joined the School of Law and the Transitional Justice Institute of Ulster University as an associate/affiliate in 2006. As a part-time lecturer Shauna gained extensive teaching experience, having taught at both Ulster University and Queens University Belfast. Shauna has graduated with both her LLB and LLM master’s degrees. She has also obtained her PhD in Law from Ulster University. Her doctoral research was concerned with highlighting the inconsistent and inadequate treatment of gender-based claims for refugee status by decision-makers, focusing exclusively on the controversial cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Shauna also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Further Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of family law, domestic violence, clinical education practice, gender-based violence, human rights, and refugee law.
In terms of her position at Ulster University, Shauna is the Course Director of the LLB programmes at the Magee Campus. She is also the module coordinator for Contract Law, Introduction to Property Law and Land Law. Shauna is also the module coordinator for the LLM postgraduate Gender and Transitional Justice module. In addition to teaching on these modules, Shauna also teaches on the Social Work Law and Busness Law modules, and supervisors both undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate doctoral students.
Alongside her teaching, Shauna is also a member of the academic/community engagement team involved with the Social Justice Hub at the Magee Campus. Her role is to manage and supervise students as they offer dedicated pro-bono legal advice and support to victims of domestic violence and their families. The Hub provides an incubator type environment for students within the law school and AHSS more broadly, to gain valuable real-life experience that enhances their employability skills and provides those who participate with an additional University accredited EDGE Award upon graduating. These students, once trained and subject to Access NI Checks can act as a McKenzie friend in Family Court. Shauna has taken the lead in the Hub and has acted as a liaison with relevant stakeholders, dealing with client consultations and referring clients on to other agencies/courts where necessary. The impact of the Social Justice Hub is evidence in the University’s nomination to the Irish Times Higher Education Award in February 2019, for best student outreach. The Social Justice Hub is the only one of its kind in the UK and Ireland and it is committed to advancing social justice issues and unmet legal needs.
Shauna has been appointed as an external examiner for Administrative Law and Constitutional Law at NUI Galway.
Professional Affiliations: Council Member Irish Association of Law Teachers; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Law Clinic/Social Justice Hub, Ulster University
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