Portrait of  Rebecca Kelly Rebecca Kelly

r.j.kelly@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472489



Position: Senior Lecturer - The Law School
Qualifications: LLB, LLM, PCPD, FHEA


Rebecca joined the University of Huddersfield in 2007 as Senior Lecturer within the Law School.

Rebecca previously worked across a number of roles within Government and the National Health Service. She advised on policy development and was involved in a number of projects raising legal considerations including patient safety and privacy and employment law.

Research and Scholarship

Rebecca is currently underking a PHD at the University of Huddersfield on the jurisprudence governing the European Convention on Human Rights.

Rebecca Master’s thesis was on the privacy implication of storing patient data, with a particular focus on data anonymisation.

Research interests include land law, equity, employment and human rights.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Kelly, R. and Swaby, G. (2017) ‘Consumer Protection Rights and "Free" Digital ContentComputer and Telecommunications Law Review , 23 (7), pp. 165-170. ISSN 1357-3128

Gibson, N. and Kelly, R. (2017) ‘Family law update: current issues in proprietary estoppel - Part 2CILEX Journal , pp. 24-25. ISSN 2050-0580


Gibson, N. and Kelly, R. (2016) ‘Family Law Update - Current Issues In Proprietory Estoppel - Part 1CILEX Journal , pp. 26-27. ISSN 2050-0580

Kelly, R. and Gibson, N. (2016) ‘Employment Law Update: the impact of the Trade Union Act 2016 considered - Part 2CILEX Journal , pp. 28-29. ISSN 2050-0580

Kelly, R. and Gibson, N. (2016) ‘Employment law update: the impact of the Trade Union Act 2016 considered – Part 1CILEX Journal (August), pp. 28-29. ISSN 2050-0580


Kelly, R. and Lane, J. (2013) ‘Accommodations in assessments for students on the autistic spectrum’. In: School of Education and Professional Development Conference, 19 July 2013, 19th July 2013, Huddersfield, UK

Lane, J. and Kelly, R. (2013) ‘A comparative analysis of the attitudes in Denmark and the United Kingdom towards disabled adults, in particular those with autism, in the workplace’. In: LLRN Inaugural Conference, 13th - 15th June 2013, Barcelona, Spain

Kelly, R (2013) ‘Calculating the cost of cohabitation: a consideration ofGow v Grant(Scotland) [2012] UKSC 29The Law Teacher , 47 (1), pp. 102-109. ISSN 0306-9400

Kelly, R (2013) ‘Case Note: Petroleo Brasileiro SA v ENE Kos 1 LtdBusiness Law International , 14 (1), p. 91. ISSN 1467 632X


Kelly, R (2012) ‘Trespassers and the limits on the application of article 8: Birmingham City Council v LloydLandlord and Tenant Review , 16 (6), pp. 232-235. ISSN 1365-8018

Kelly, R (2012) ‘The child support schemeFamily Law Journal , 42, pp. 1269-1270. ISSN 0014-7281

Kelly, R (2012) ‘Civil 'Relitigation' of a Criminal ConvictionJournal of criminal law , 76 (5), pp. 369-372. ISSN 0022-0183

Lane, J. and Kelly, R. (2012) ‘Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the Law Student – Making Accommodations in Academic Assessments.’. In: 47th Annual Conference (Re)assessing Legal Education, 1st April - 3rd April 2012, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK

Research Degree Supervision

Supervision at Master’s level includes projects on equity and law.

Administrative Responsibilities

Rebecca is a personal tutor, an admissions tutor for undergraduate law and is on University committees for education.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Rebecca is a module leader for Land Law, Consumer Protection and Equity and Trusts. She is also on the teaching team for Law of the European Union.