Dan spent time working in legal practice before working in the field of information technology (initially, largely in a consultancy capacity).
He returned to the field of law whilst working on data-retention requirements in response to the passing of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001 on a JISC committee, which reignited his passion for law.
Dan undertook teaching at the University of Central Lancashire in 2005 in conjunction with postgraduate research.
In 2007 Dan joined the University of Cumbria where he teaches Criminal Law, the Law of Criminal Evidence, Equity and Trusts and Tort Law. He also teaches law modules on the undergraduate programme for Business. (Dan has also taught Business Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property Law and Law for Forensic Science).
Along with Dan's teaching duties, he is currently working on an international collaborative masters programme in Business Law.
Qualifications and memberships
LLB (Hons) - Lancaster University
PGCert in Teaching and Tearning in Higher Education - Lancaster university
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Academic and research interests
Dan's academic interests lie mostly in the criminal law. He teaches Criminal Law, the Law of Criminal Evidence, Equity and trusts and Tort Law on the LLB. Dan also teaches law modules on the undergraduate programme for Business.
Dan's research interests lie in the legal regulation of survillence and privacy. He is also still engaged with research and is currently collaborating on a forthcoming work with Dr. Sue Penna, Lancaster University. Dan has presented research papers on the legal histories of the interception of communications, privacy and data retention. He has also published on the topic of privacy in relation to the interception of communications.
Dan has recently commenced research into the philospohy of legal education and the changing landscape in relation to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination with collegues at the University.