Kristina Garner


  • Associate Professor in Law & Widening Participation Academic Lead, School of Law
  • 0.56 Earlham Hall

Personal profile


Kristina, an alumna of the Law School, returned as a member of staff in 2012 after some time working with the HEFCE Aimhigher initiative.

In addition to teaching within the school, Kristina has responsibility for developing Widening Participation and Outreach work across the Faculty of Social Sciences. This involves working with colleagues across the Faculty to develop strategies and activities to raise attainment and aspiration among currently under-represented groups.

Part of Kristina’s role involves supporting student projects such as Street Law as well as co-ordinating other liaison activities such as the shadow a student mentoring scheme and LawBlog. She’s particularly keen to hear from any students from across the Faculty who might want to get involved with schools liaison activities.

Key Research Interests

Areas of research interest include Widening Participation and Social Mobility. In particular the barriers preventing progression onto Higher Education and Access to the Professions.

Key Responsibilities

Kristina is the Academic Outreach Officer for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her work in this area is principally to deliver on the University’s commitment to widening participation within higher education. Working with the University’s central Outreach team, she is developing a range of initiatives to encourage aspiration and participation. These include academic taster days, on-going mentoring support with local school students and collaborative activities with local charities. Kristina also provides training and support for current undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as any staff who are seeking to be involved with schools liaison engagement activities.

Teaching Interests

Kristina currently teaches on both English Legal Process and Principles of Criminal Law.

In addition to this she develops workshops and materials for use with pre university students. These include academic taster sessions, study skills and curriculum linked sessions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions