Stephen Bunbury LLB (Hons) LLM (Employment Law) MA (Higher Education) PgDip (Legal Practice Course) PgCert (Higher Education) SFHEA FRSA
Stephen is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster. He specialises in legal education, inclusion, equality law, disability law and academic integrity. Stephen has held various strategic leadership roles within Westminster Law School over the years which include: School Disability Tutor/Lead, Quality Lead, and Outreach Lead. He is currently the Law School’s strategic lead / Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Academic Integrity. Outside of Westminster Law School he is Programme Lead for the UoW Black History Create Programme, a student focused initiative programme funded by the University’s Quintin Hogg Trust: first decolonised ‘career-ready’ student programme written for Black students.
Stephen also acts as consultant expert for the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and is also a QAA Reviewer. Stephen is actively involved with QAA initiatives that focus on academic integrity and inclusion in higher education. His expertise in academic integrity has led to him being named academic lead for academic integrity matters at the University. He is a member of the QAA Academic Integrity Advisory Group and was involved in steering the work on remote proctoring and digital security with the QAA. His committee and network membership within the University include the BME Network and Black History Year Steering Group. Stephen is an elected staff member of Academic Council for his college (Liberal Arts and Sciences), the University’s supreme academic deliberative and decision-making body responsible for strategic oversight of all academic provision. Stephen also acts as Chair for Academic Misconduct Panels in the University. He is also a learning and teaching and EDI representative for University course validation panels.
He holds and has held a number of external positions as external examiner, external course validation panel member and external consultant for various higher education providers. Stephen serves on the Board of Directors for the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) and is a Non-Executive Director and Trustee of Inclusion London. He is an active member of the London and South East Academic Integrity Network (LSEAIN) where he is also Chair and founder of the International Contract Cheating Day Working Group. In addition, he is a founding member of the Putting Academic Integrity into Practice (PAiP) Working Group (LSEAIN). Stephen has worked on large scales funded projects and has been the institution’s Collaborative Project Lead partner for the University on a QAA Collaborative Enhancement funded Project (2022-2023): Improving student learning by linking inclusion/accessibility and academic integrity. In addition, Stephen is an ADR-ODR International accredited Civil and Commercial mediator.
In academic year 2021/22 and 2022/23, Stephen was seconded to the Centre for Education Teaching and Innovation (CETI) as an Academic Professional Development Fellow. He worked with colleagues collaboratively across the University to design and deliver bespoke academic professional development for schools. He is passionate about educating staff and students in understanding academic integrity, feedback, and authentic assessment practices.
Stephen’s research and scholarship interests predominantly focuses on disability law, equality law, legal education, contract law, and academic integrity. He is currently working on various collaborative initiatives within the LSEAIN. Stephen regularly presents at conferences in his areas of research and has been invited on various occasions by the QAA to deliver workshops and presentations. He is consultant editor for a leading contract law textbook: Elliott and Quinn: Contact Law. Stephen is an active PhD Supervisor and welcomes potential research student enquiries in his research areas.
He has developed and contributed to teaching resources in law and legal education which include revision texts and chapters on legal skills:
Legal Skills Book Chapters
Longman Law Bespoke Custom Publishing Programme, Pearson UK:
Bunbury, S. (2012), Finding Secondary Sources, Longman Law Bespoke Custom Publishing Programme, (Pearson UK).
Bunbury, S. (2012), Using Secondary Sources, Longman Law Bespoke Custom Publishing Programme, (Pearson UK).
Routledge Question and Answers Revision Series
Stone, R (2012), (Bunbury, S contributed diagrams and examiner annotations), Questions and Answers, Contract Law, 10th edition. (London: Routledge).
Lockton, D (2012) (Bunbury, S contributed diagrams), Questions and Answers, Employment Law, 8th edition (London: Routledge).
He has also contributed to academic integrity teaching resources which are open access.