Natalie Kyneswood is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS). Natalie is currently working on the ESRC project 'The Extension of Pre-recorded Cross-examination and Related Special Measures to Adult "Intimidated" Complainants in Sex Offence Cases'.
The one-year project will consolidate Natalie's doctoral research investigating the extension of pre-recorded cross-examination under s. 28 of the YJCEA 1999 to adult "intimidated" complainants in sex offence cases. Natalie's PhD was funded by the ESRC and involved court observation of s. 28 cases, including ground rules hearings, s. 28 hearings and s. 28 trials.
Prior to joining the CSLS, Natalie completed her PhD (Socio-Legal Studies Pathway) at the University of Warwick. Natalie also has an MSc in Socio-Legal Studies with Distinction from the University of Bristol, and is a non-practising barrister. Natalie has held a number positions lecturing in Criminal Evidence and Criminal Law, including at Warwick Law School.