Staff Profiles

Professor Peter W Edge

LLB, PhD (Cantab), SFHEA, FRSA.

Professor of Law

School of Law

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Peter Edge

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484905


Location: Headington Hill Hall, H1.17

Peter completed his PhD, on Manx Public Law, at Wolfson College Cambridge in 1994, and began his academic career at Lancashire Law School, developing a further specialism in the interaction of law and religion. He was appointed Reader in Law and Religion at Oxford Brookes in 1999, and Professor of Law in 2003. He has held grants to support his research and teaching from the ESRC, the AHRC, JISC, HEIF, the HEA, the British Academy, and the Leverhulme Trust. He has acted as external examiner at undergraduate or PhD level for Cardiff University, City University of Hong Kong, Durham University, King's College London, University of Kwazulu-Natal, University of Oxford, Newcastle University and the  University of Western Australia.His research students have gone on to academia, private practice, government service, and politics. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objection, which advises the Secretary of State for Defence; and the Council of Minister's Emergency Advisory Group, which advises the Manx government on emergency situations, currently the coronavirus pandemic.