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About Dr John Morrow

John joined the law school as an undergraduate student, he has completed his degree and PhD within the department.  John’s PhD is entitled ‘Law students with Dyslexia and their experience of academic assessment’, it reviews the implications of equality law for students with Dyslexia alongside an exploration of their experience within legal education.

He teaches on a range of modules, with a particular focus on education, constitutional and discrimination law at undergraduate and post graduate level.

John is a Co-Director of the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, disciplinary platform for research into all areas of equality and diversity, hosted by the law school.  The Forum has organised and hosted a number of national events and conferences on a range of equality issues.

As part of his work in the area of discrimination law, he is a trustee, CHAWREC: Cheshire, Halton & Warrington, race and equality centre.  A Charity who works to tackle discrimination and provides discrimination in employment case work and advice.


John teaches across a range of modules, with a particular focus on constitutional law and discrimination law at undergraduate and post graduate level:

  • Public Law (Level 4)
  • European Union Law (Level 5)
  • Human Rights Law (Level 5 & 6)
  • Discrimination Law (Level 6)
  • Employment and Discrimination Law (Level 7)


His present research and work focuses on the following areas:

  • Disability and discrimination law
  • Dyslexia and discrimination law
  • Higher Education and Dyslexia
  • Assessment in Higher Education
  • Sexual harassment and employment

Supervision proposals

He would welcome enquiries from those wishing to read for a PhD degree in the area of discrimination law, especially in relation to his research areas.

Published Work

Selected Conference Papers

Morrow, J. (2018, March) Not my employee not my problem? Employer’s liability for sexual harassment committed by nonemployees, Keynote presentation, ACAS North West Conference, Manchester.   

Morrow, J. (2016, March). Responding to the Cuts to Disabled students allowance, Workshop on Inclusive teaching for students with Dyslexia, University of Chester.

Morrow, J. (2015, October). Beyond Reasonable adjustments, the need for inclusivity of assessment in Higher Education. Festival of Dyslexic Culture. In association with London Metropolitan University.  

Morrow, J. (2014, March).  A brief overview of Students with SpLDs studying for a law degree, Paper presented at Forum into Research into Equality and Diversity seminar, Managing students with SpLDs in Higher Education, University of Chester, United Kingdom.  

Morrow, J. & Davies, C. (2013, December). An initial analysis of academic assessment of undergraduate law students with SpLDs. Paper presented at the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference 2013, Newport, United Kingdom.

Morrow, J. & Davies, C. (2013, April). The academic assessment of students with SpLD’s studying for an undergraduate law degree. Paper presented at the Association of Law Teachers annual conference 2013, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.


PhD (Law) University of Chester

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Law with International Development Studies BA (Hons)

Professional Membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)