Name: Christopher Simmonds

Professional Title: Senior Lecturer in Law

Affiliation: Northumbria University

Country: United Kingdom

Title of Presentation: The Role of Justice Education in Promoting Community Engagement in Sustainable Development

Short Bio: Chris Simmonds is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University. He is a qualified solicitor who specialised in planning law acting for a number of Local Authorities in England before moving to work in the Student Law Office at Northumbria University. Chris supervises in a number of areas of law including general civil, housing, crime, and environmental law. However, over the last 2 years Chris has started a large research project looking at the role of the community in planning decisions, the barriers to their participation, and how law clinics can play a role in helping communities to have a voice in the system.