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UK Young Academy welcomes Cardiff law lecturer to inaugural cohort

22 February 2023

Dr Barbara Hughes-Moore
Dr Barbara Hughes-Moore

A Cardiff law lecturer has been named as part of the first cohort of the UK Young Academy, a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.

Law lecturer, Dr Barbara Hughes-Moore is one of just 5 academics from Wales who have been selected from a range of disciplines to provide voice for change. There are 67 members UK wide at present.

Dr Hughes-Moore joined the School of Law and Politics as a lecturer in 2021 following completion of both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the school. She teaches and researches criminal law, Gothic fiction, and the law of evidence, with a particular focus on law and literature (which explores the rhetorical and cultural intersections between literary and legal works). She is currently working on a book that illuminates how ‘monsters’ in Gothic fiction can reveal the ‘monstrousness’ of the criminal law from the nineteenth century to now. Dr Hughes-Moore is also a Reviews Editor for the journal, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840.

Speaking of her inclusion in the UK Young Academy, Dr Hughes-Moore said, “It is a privilege to be a part of the inaugural cohort of the UK Young Academy. I am thrilled to be working alongside such talented and brilliant people who are equally passionate about creating meaningful and lasting change in the world. I am especially excited to be one of 5 members representing Wales and look forward to making our first steps towards a fairer justice system for all.”

The UK Young Academy has been established as an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, Learned Society of Wales, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Irish Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Royal Society. It joins the global initiative of Young Academies, with the UK Young Academy becoming the 50th to join the Young Academy movement.

Dr Hughes-Moore began her tenure on 1 January 2023 and her membership will run for 5 years.

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