Sue teaches land law, contract law, regulation, and housing and human rights. She has been teaching at Oxford University since 1992, after a period as a solicitor in London and teaching at Essex University.
Much of her current research is in the area of environmental performance and the built environment. She is involved in a multi-disciplinary project exploring the challenges in energy upgrades for residential leasehold property (flats): details about this project can be found at https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/futureproofing-flats. In the commercial sector she has particular expertise on ‘green leases’. During 2014-2016 she was a member of an interdisciplinary team on an EPSRC funded project called: Wicked, that examines Energy Management in the Retail Sector. Further details about this project are available at: http://www.energy.ox.ac.uk/wicked/
The eclectic nature of her research approaches has led to Sue co-editing, with Professor Sarah Blandy, Researching Property Law (Palgrave, 2015) which explores different approaches to scholarship. She is also involved in a project that explores the dynamics of enduring property relationships and information about this is available at: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-and-subject-groups/enduring-property-relationships.
In April 2014 she published a report with Dr Lisa Whitehouse examining case management and the legal process of possession. Information about this work, and the report, is available at: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/housing-possession-research-project. Following on from this work she is exploring the process of decision-making in possession cases, drawing on law, psychology and the behavioural sciences.
A selection of Sue's papers can be accessed on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at: http://ssrn.com/author=529157.
Sue is also a Fellow of the South African Research Chair in Property Law, and an academic member of the Chancery Bar Association and Property Bar Association.