Dr Susan Stokeld
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)
Dr Susan Stokeld is a Senior Lecturer and the School’s Director of Teaching & Learning. She is a Justice of the Peace and Honorary Sheriff for Grampian, Highlands & Islands, and Chair of the Fitness to Practice Committtee for the Medical and Dental Schools at Aberdeen University.
Susan 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.
She is a member of Law Society for Scotland's Access to Justice Committee and the Aberdeen Scottish Association for the Study of Offending and the Scottish representative for the International Negotiation for Law Students organisation and a judge at international competitions for law students on negotiation and client consultation.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
Director of Teaching and Learning
Deputy Director of Post Graduate Research
Co Director of Baltimore Summer School
Law School Lead for International Study Group
- External Memberships
Honorary Sheriff, (GrampIan, Highlands & Islands)
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
Member of the Law Society of Scotland Access to Justice Committee
Member of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (Aberdeen Branch Committee)
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 and issues of domestic abuse, and the impact of the recent legislative reforms.
Susan also has an interest in negotiation and specifically in its role as an essential skill for the legal practioner.
Susan currently teaches on the following courses at the School of Law:
- Criminal Law (Ordinary)
- Family Law (Ordinary)
- Family Law (Honours)
- Criminal Evidenice (Honours)
- DPLP Negotiation
Susan currently co-ordinates
- Criminal Law (Ordinary)
- Criminal Evidends (Honours)
Susan also leads the Year 2 Research Skills Course for Post Graduate Research students