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About Ashley Murphy

At Chester Ash is responsible for the module leadership of both environmental modules at level 6 and 7, while providing support to public law and legal skills. Prior to joining Keele university on the doctoral programme, Ash worked in the FE sector helping students further their education.

Since joining Chester Ash has become co-director of the Globalisation and International Law Forum and is looking to drive forward the Law School's reputation in the field of international and environmental law. 





Environmental Law and Regulation

Environmental Justice

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Legal Skills


Ash's research focuses on finding solutions to the global environmental crisis through the framework of international law. He has examined how the United Nations Security Council might become more involved in climate change, through the application of a securitisation lens. Ash is currently examining the functioning of the Paris Agreement in the context of international law's purpose, while also considering if there is a role for the UN Security Council in regard to global pandemics.


  • LLB Law - University of Liverpool 
  • LLM International Law - University of Leicester
  • PhD Candidate in International Environmental Law - University of Keele