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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson is a Lecturer at the University of Lincoln Law School. Ben conducts research primarily in the areas of forced migration, human rights and international law. His latest work examines the concept of vulnerability as utilised by the European Court of Human Rights in its case law pertaining to migrant journeys across the Mediterranean Sea. His ESRC-funded doctoral research (being conducted at the University of Bristol) concerns the human rights protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Inspired by his time working with NGOs and UN agencies in Georgia, this research examines IDP return in international, regional and domestic law and policy. Ben is Assistant Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Internal Displacement. Ben is an active supporter of Sanctuary Scholarships and other related initiatives. He works closely with Article 26, a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, whose aim is to promote access to higher education for persons who have fled persecution and have sought asylum in the UK. Any one interested in establishing or developing Sanctuary Initiatives is welcome to contact Ben at any time for advice or partnership. Expressions of interest are also welcome from students keen to conduct research, at any level, in any areas of Ben's research or teaching expertise.

Department Responsibilities

Ben is Module Co-ordinator for Medical Law and Ethics, and Legal Systems and Skills. Ben also currently teaches on the Tort Law, and Equity and Trusts modules, and supervises final year student dissertation projects. Ben is the LLB Level 2 Year Tutor, and personal tutor for students on the LLB Law and LLB Law & Criminology programmes. Ben sits on the Law School's Research Committee, Learning and Teaching Committee and Staff Development Committee. Ben is the Law School's Research Ethics Lead and sits on the College Research Ethics Committee. Ben is also a member of the University Equalities and Diversity Committee, and the University Advisory Group on Tackling Hate Crime.

Subject Specialism

Human rights, forced migration, international law, access to higher education, medical law


  • HEA Associate Fellow — Higher Education Academy, 2016
  • MSc Socio-Legal Studies (with distinction) — University of Bristol, 2014
  • MSc International Development (with distinction) — University of Bristol, 2011
  • BA (Hons) Architecture — University of Manchester, 2009


  • Professional Services Excellence Award for Outstanding Partnership (as a member of the Sanctuary Scholarship Working Group) — University of Bristol ,

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Research Interests

  • Human rights

  • Forced migration

  • International law

  • Education

  • Detention

  • Vulnerability

  • Medical confidentiality

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Module Responsibilities

  • Module Co-ordinator - LAW2165M Medical Law and Ethics — 2017 to Present
  • Module Co-ordinator - LAW1018M Legal Systems and Skills — 2018 to Present
  • Lecturer & Seminar Tutor - LAW1011M Tort Law — 2017 to Present
  • Seminar Tutor - LAW3154M Equity and Trusts — 2018 to Present
  • Lecturer - LAW3076M Dissertation (Ethics) — 2017 to Present
  • Lecturer & Seminar Tutor - LAW1017M Constitutional and Administrative Law — 2017 to 2018

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