Dr Susan Stokeld

Dr Susan Stokeld

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

Dr Susan Stokeld
Dr Susan Stokeld

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room D52 School of Law Taylor Building Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB


Dr Stokeld joined the School of Law in March 2012. She is a qualified Scottish solicitor (now non practising) but previously worked in private practice in Glasgow and Aberdeen. Susan completed a Masters degree (Business and Economics) at Aberdeen University in the Business School where she taught a wide range of management subjects and research methods courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate MBA level. Her doctoral research was conducted at Strathclyde University and her thesis addressed the performance and delivery of professional legal services.


Research Interests


Susan's research interests lie in Criminal Justice Reform in Scotland and specifically in the area of the role and contribution of problem solving courts in Scotland and the rationale behind the problem- solving court initiative as an alternative to imprisonment sentencing options for persistent offenders.

Susan also has an interest in negotiation and specifically in its role as an essential skill for the legal practioner. 










Teaching Responsibilities

Susan currently teaches on the following courses at the School of Law:

  • Criminal Law (Ordinary)
  • Legal Systems
  • Family Law (Ordinary)
  • DPLP Litigation
  • DPLP Advanced Criminal Litigation
  • DPLP Negotiation

Susan currently co-ordinates

  • Criminal Law (Ordinary)
  • Family Law (Ordinary)
  • DPLP Litigation
  • DPLP Advanced Criminal Litigation
  • DPLP Negotiation
Further Info

External Responsibilities

Member of the Diploma Coordinating Group (Scotland)

Member of Legal Education and Training Scotland

Justice of the Peace (Grampian, Highlands & Islands)

Justice of the Peace Education & Training Committee for Grampian, Highland & Islands

JP EResource Group at the Judicial Institute

JP Appraiser in Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highlands & Islands

Scottish National Representative for the International Negotiation Competition


Admin Responsibilities

Academic Line Manager

Deputy Director of Post Graduate Research

Convenor of Professional Education and Policy Committee  

Convenor of Employer Liaison Committee

Personal Tutor

Conference Papers

“The management of private law firms and the legal professional: A resource – based perspective on the tensions inherent between managerial and professional roles” (presented at the Organisational, Knowledge and Learning Conference, Warwick, 2006)

 “Professions making services: the case of the in- house lawyer” (presented at the Organisational, Knowledge and Learning Conference, Boston, June 2010)

 “Managing the Interdependent Relationship between Organisations and Professions in the Delivery of Legal Services” (presented at the International Marketing & Purchasing Conference, Strathclyde 2011)

Experience - directed learning: an appropriate context for training future lawyers (presented at the Association of Law Teachers Conference in April 2017 )