Charlotte Walsh

Charlotte Walsh

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2356

Personal details

LLB (Manchester), MPhil (Manchester)

I completed both my undergraduate degree and MPhil in law at Manchester University, graduating in 1997. I then took up my present position as law lecturer within the Law School at Leicester. I'm the academic responsible for and administer the Miscarriages of Justice Project and academic coordinator for the Law and Criminology degree programme.

Research Interests

Criminological issues in general, with a particular focus upon drug policy, approached from a liberal, human rights informed perspective.


  • Criminology (Module Convenor)
  • Law, Society and Justice


  • Walsh, “Caught in the Crossfire: plant medicines and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016” (2017) Journal of Psychedelic Studies. See online  DOI:10.1556/2054.01.2017.010.
  • Walsh, "Ayahuaca in the English Courts: legal entanglements with the jungle vine" in Labate, Cavnar and Gearin (eds) The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: reinventions and controversies, Routledge, 2017.
  • Walsh, "Psychedelics and Cognitive Liberty: reimagining drug policy through the prism of human rights" (2016) International Journal of Drug Policy 29: 80-87.
  • Walsh, "Plant Psychedelics in the English Courts: legal uncertainty, guinea pigs and 'dog law" in Ellens and Roberts (eds) The Psychedelic Policy Quagmire: health, law, freedom, and society, Praeger, 2015.Walsh, “Beyond Religious Freedom: psychedelics and cognitive liberty” in Labate, Beatriz, C. & Cavnar, Clancy (Eds) (2014). Prohibition, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer
  • Walsh, “Bioprediction in Youth Justice” in Singh, Sinnott-Armstrong and Savalecu (eds) Bioprediction, Biomarkers and Bad Behavior: scientific, legal and ethical challenges, Oxford University Press, 2013
  • Walsh, "Drugs, the Internet & Change" (2011) Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 43(01), 55-63.
  • Walsh, C. "Youth Justice & Neuroscience: a dual-use dilemma" (2011) British Journal of Criminology 51: 21-39.
  • Walsh (2010) Drugs and human rights: private palliatives, sacramental freedoms and cognitive liberty International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 14 Issue 3, 425.
  • Walsh, "The Beckley Foundation's Global Cannabis Commission Report" (2009) Drugs & Alcohol Today 9(4): 8-13.

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Walsh, “Caught in the Crossfire: plant medicines and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016” (2017) Journal of Psychedelic Studies DOI: 10.1556/2054.01.2017.010.

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