Carla Reeson is an Assistant Professor within the School of Law.
Carla began studying law at the University of Nottingham in 2013, graduating with an LLB with First Class Honours and University Commendation in 2016. She has since received her MA in Socio-legal and Criminological Research Methods with Distinction in 2017, also from the University of Nottingham. Carla was a Teaching Associate in the school between 2020-2022, before being appointed to Assistant Professor in 2022. She is also the Director for Undergraduate Admissions and the Widening Participation Lead within the school.
Carla completed her PhD in 2022. Her research explores how local authorities implement the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. Her supervisors were Dr Nell Munro and Dr Sandra Frisby and she was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
She has further recently completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2022, in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.
Carla's specialism lies primarily within housing law and homelessness. Her expertise focus on the practices of frontline housing officers in local authorities in England.
Carla also has interests in broader housing related policy development, social welfare, administrative justice and property law. Carla would be interested in supervising dissertation and research students in any of these areas.
Carla delivers lectures and tutorials across the core undergraduate modules Land Law, Law of Trusts, and Public Law. She also delivers lectures and seminars on Housing/Homelessness Law within the… read more
Carla's research interests are located within housing law and social welfare. She is particularly interested in administrative decision making and the application of law in practice.
Her PhD research explored how the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 was implemented by local authorities. This ambitious piece of legislative reform was intended to prevent and reduce homelessness by introducing new duties, and expanding existing duties, towards those who are homeless and threatened with homelessness. These changes are aimed at facilitating early intervention and increasing successful prevention and should ensure that all eligible applicants are provided with services beyond information and advice, at an earlier stage. Carla's research seeks to explore how the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 works in practice. Through ethnographic methodology she observed how housing officers executed their new and expanded duties, how new homelessness duties interact with existing duties, and how housing officers perceive their roles/goals after the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
Carla delivers lectures and tutorials across the core undergraduate modules Land Law, Law of Trusts, and Public Law. She also delivers lectures and seminars on Housing/Homelessness Law within the undergraduate optional module Social Welfare and the Law.