Natalie Kyneswood is a Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) and is currently working on the ESRC funded 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 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to adult "intimidated" complainants in sex offence cases. Natalie's PhD in Law (Socio-Legal Studies Pathway) at the University of Warwick was funded by the ESRC and investigated whether pre-recorded cross-examination is 'achieving best evidence' for intimidated complainants. The study involved court observation of s. 28 cases, including ground rules hearings, s. 28 hearings and s. 28 trials during the first phase of the s. 28 pilot for intimidated complainants.

Natalie is also Senior Editor of the Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies.

Prior to joining CSLS, Natalie completed an MSc in Socio-Legal Studies with Distinction from the University of Bristol and taught Criminal Evidence, Criminal Law and English Legal System at Warwick Law School. Natalie is a non-practising barrister and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Research Interests

Feminist legal studies; access to justice; alternative justice theories; law of evidence; law and technology; Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO); procedural law and special measures.