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I was appointed as a Lecturer in Law at Abertay in 2010
After working in journalism and local government for many years, I returned to education to study law, and graduated from Abertay with a first class honours degree in 2004.
I served as an elected representative of Dundee City Council for 13 years, including four years as depute-leader.
Between 1996 and 2007, I was a Justice of the Peace and member of the Justices of the Peace Advisory Committee OK for the City of Dundee District. I also undertook duties as a Prison Visitor at HMP Noranside/ HMP Glenochil/ HMP Cornton Vale.
Between 2010 and 2011, I was a Director of Dundee North Law Centre.
I have published on a variety of topics and am the author of Legal Research Skills for Scots lawyers.
My current research interests include the free movement of personal data in the context of information security and contemporary issues in misuse of private information.
BA (Hons) First Class in law, University of Abertay Dundee 2004
Lecturer in Law, University of Abertay Dundee 2010 -
Teaching Fellow in Law, University of Abertay Dundee 2006-2010
Teaching Assistant in Law, University of Abertay Dundee 2004 – 2006
Elected member of Dundee City Council 1994 – 2007
Depute Leader of Dundee City Council 2003 – 2007
Depute Convenor of Policy and Resources 2003 - 2007
Depute Convenor Education 2003-2007
Depute Convenor Economic Development 2003-2007
Convenor of Planning and Transportation 1999 – 2007
Member of the Justices Committee for the City of Dundee District 1999 – 2007
Justice of the Peace for the City of Dundee District 1996 – 2007
Convenor of Development Quality (Planning) 1995 – 1999
Depute Convenor Planning and Transport 1995 - 1999
Prison Visitor ( HMP Noranside/ HMP Glenochil/ HMP Cornton Vale) circa 1995 – 1999
Journalist (Dundee/London/Yorkshire) 1980 –86
Information Technology law; Criminal law; Legal Systems and Methods; Work-related learning.
Director, Dundee North Law Centre 2010-11
Education, Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy
Award Date: 7 Jul 2017
C v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland: some thoughts on privacy, proportionality and police constablesGrant, F., 1 Mar 2020, In : Juridical Review. 42, 1, p. 42-53 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Rights and personal data, and the free movement of such data for EU security purposes in the context of directive (EU) 2016/680 for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penaltiesGrant, F., 1 Sep 2017, Challenges and critiques of the EU internal security strategy: rights, power and security. O'Neill, M. & Swinton, K. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 171-197 26 p. Chapter 7
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)