Meet our guest contributors: Dr Jess Guth

Dr Jessica Guth is an Employment Law and European Union Law lecturer at Bradford University Law School where she teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Jess holds an LLB (Hons) Degree from Leicester University, completed the Legal practice Course at Nottingham Trent University and an LLM in Social Research at Leeds University.  She was awarded a PhD for her thesis ‘Evaluating Law and Policy in the Context of Doctoral Mobility in the European Union’ by Liverpool; University in 2011. Her research interests include all aspects of Employment Law but particularly Equality Law, EU free movement of persons law and citizenship as well as issues around legal education. In 2010 Jess was awarded the Baroness Lockwood Award for Distinguished Teaching and she is also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 


Prior to taking up her lectureship in 2007,  Jess worked as a researcher for the Centre for the Study of Law and Policy in Europe and was involved in a number of empirical research projects examining career progression and migration in the academic science sector.Since joining Bradford University Law School Jess has authored a number of journal articles as well as a textbook and two revision guides and until 2012 was the editor of the Ilex Tutorial College Employment Practice Manual.

Readers of this blog may be particularly interested in the following publications

Guth, J. (2011) ‘When is a Partner not a Partner? Conceptualisations of ‘Family’ in EU free movement Law’. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law Volume 33(2) 193 -204

Guth, J. and Wright, F. (2010), ‘“We don’t have the key to the executive washroom”: women’s perceptions and experiences of promotion in academia’ in Cater-Steel, A. and Cater, E. ’Women in Engineering, Science and Technology: Education and Career Challenges’, IGI Global

Guth, J. and Wright, F. (2009) ‘Women in the Higher Education Sector’ Industrial Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp139-142

Guth, J. and Wright, F (2008) ‘Women in the Higher Education Sector – Confronting the Issues for Academics at the University of Bradford’ Project Report, Bradford: Bradford University Law School, available at

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