Professor Sharon Cowan completed an LLB (Hons) from Strathclyde University, and an MPhil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. She was a researcher at the London School of Economics before going on to complete a PhD at Brunel University, London. After three years as a lecturer at the University of Warwick Sharon joined the University of Edinburgh in 2004. She is a co-convenor of the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project: https://www.sfjp.law.ed.ac.uk/. Her work has made a long-standing contribution to research and teaching on sex, gender and sexuality in the fields of criminal law, asylum law and equality law.