Professor Paul Almond


School/Department: Law, School of

Telephone: 0116(0)2522456


Address: Leicester Law School, Fielding Johnson Building University Road


I joined Leicester Law School as a Professor in April 2022. Prior to that, I worked at the University of Reading from 2004-2022, as a teaching fellow, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and then Professor. I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Birmingham. As of September 2022, I will be serving as the Director of Research for Leicester Law School.


My research interests lie in the fields of corporate crime and regulation, criminal law and criminal justice, public attitudes towards the law, and health and safety law and policy. I have published on these areas, as well as mental health, money laundering, sex offender rehabilitation, and research methods. He has authored two books:

  • Almond, P. and Esbester, M. (2019) Health and Safety in Contemporary Britain: Society, Legitimacy, and Change since 1960, London: Palgrave Macmillan,
  • Almond, P. (2013), Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-1-349-32446-0.

I have advised external organisations including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH), the British Safety Council (BSC), and others. Through my funded work with the ILO, I contribute to the writing and production of their Support Kit for Developing Occupational Safety and Health Legislation (2022).


I am interested in supervising PhD candidates in the fields of criminal law, regulation, criminal justice, and health and safety, as well as areas of labour law or criminology that relate to my broader research interests.


I currently teach on the Criminal Law and Advanced Criminal Law modules. I have also taught Criminal Justice, Criminology, Public Law, and Legal Skills. 

Press and media

My research has featured in the Independent, the Sunday Telegraph, and on BBC Newsnight, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 (the Today Programme), and Radio 5 Live, and in a wide range of local and professional media outlets.


  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) (2019): £2000 awarded (‘‘Euromyths’ and the UK Regulatory Environment’)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) (2017): £8470 awarded (‘Elements of a Progressive OSH Law: Violations and Sanctions’)
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (2013-16): £199,702 awarded (‘The Changing Legitimacy of Health and Safety Regulation 1960-2015’, with Dr Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth)
  • ESRC (2009): £99,862 awarded (‘Understanding Public Perceptions of the Social Significance of Work-Related Fatality Cases’; RES-000-22-3080)


  • Almond, P. (2020) ‘Smoked Kippers and Red Herrings: ‘Euromyths’ and the UK Regulatory Environment’, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Exeter University, 04 September 2020.
  • Almond, P. (2018) Workplace Safety and Criminalisation: A Double-Edged Sword’, Criminality at Work workshop, University of Bristol, UK, 29 June 2018.
  • Almond, P. and van Erp, J. (2017) ‘Regulation and Governance versus Criminology: Disciplinary Divides, Intersections, and Opportunities’, European Society of Criminology (ESC) Annual Conference, Cardiff University, UK, 15 September 2017.
  • Almond, P. and van Erp, J. (2017) ‘Regulation and Governance versus Criminology’, European Working Group on Organisational Crime (EUROC) Annual Research Symposium, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 31 August 2017.
  • Almond, P. (2016) ‘The Commodification of Safety’, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Regulatory Governance Biennial Conference, Tilburg University, Netherlands, 6-8 July 2016.

Media coverage



Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), University of Reading (2007)

PhD in Law, University of Birmingham (2004)

LLB Law and Politics, University of Birmingham (2000)

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