Professor in Durham Law School
Clare has expertise in the legal regulation of pornography, rape law and gender equality in the legal profession. She co-founded the research group Gender & Law at Durham (GLAD) in 2007 which acts as a catalyst for gender-related research and teaching. Her research on the legal regulation of extreme pornography has shaped recent public debates, being debated in The Guardian, the Observer, the Independent and on the BBC. Clare has discussed this research on the BBC’s Women’s Hour and Law in Action. This research (with Rackley) justifies the regulation of some forms of pornography on the basis of its cultural harm and has influenced recent reform campaigns (‘ban Rape Porn’) which led to a change in government policy.