Craig Smith

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building, Room 317.


Current positions

Lecturer in Law


I joined Salford Business School full time in August 2022 as a lecturer in law, having worked as an hourly paid lecturer since January 2022. Having held teaching posts at the University of Chester and Open University I am an experienced law lecturer.

I was the Head of Digital Education for the University of Chester working with senior learning technologists during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown to ensure emergency remote teaching and the development of technology enhanced learning, blended learning and hyflex approaches thereafter.

I am currently working towards completing my Doctor of Education (EdD) at the University of Chester focusing on legal studies and digital enhancement. I am holding Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), now Advance HE and am committed to providing a high-quality student learning experience. Senior fellowship is an advanced level of professional standing that evidence expertise in teaching and learning in higher education.

I have taught across a wide range of modules at undergraduate level including English Legal System, Artificial Intelligence and the Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and have taught Police apprentices focusing on research methods. I have previously assisted Law Librarians in their delivery of research skills, literature searching and legal research skills including using law reports, Westlaw, and Lexis legal databases.

Areas of supervision

Higher Education , Legal Technology , Artificial Intelligence


  • English Legal System
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice and Punishment
  • Legal Research Methods
  • Research Skills

Research Interests

  • Higher Education
  • Legal Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Education
  • Digital Skills

Qualifications and Memberships

  • LL.B (Hons), Law, University of Chester
  • LL.M (Hons), Masters in Contemporary Legal Studies, University of Chester
  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)