Dr Josie Welsh

Blonde-haired woman with glasses, wearing a scarf

Senior Lecturer in Law, School Learning & Teaching Coordinator School of Law

School of Law

Contact Details

email: josie.welsh@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 543020

Josie is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester. Alongside her current teaching across the LLB courses, Josie completed her Doctorate in Public law at the University of Sheffield.

Josie’s doctoral research relates to the challenges of analysing judicial power in the United Kingdom constitution. Entitled ‘Changing patterns of judicial power: developing current analysis’, the research presents an approach to analysis that leads to a more sophisticated understanding of the changing nature of that power.

Josie has received nominations for her teaching through the University’s Student Union Students’ Choice Awards: nominated for Outstanding Lecturer, Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor and Module Excellence. In November 2020, Josie was awarded a University of Worcester Teaching Award which recognises innovative, inspiring, and excellent practice.

She is the School Learning & Teaching Coordinator


  • PhD (Public law)
  • Master’s in Jurisprudence (Public law)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Skills (Distinction)
  • LLB Law (Hons)


Teaching & Research Interests


  • Public law
  • Criminal law
  • Media law
  • European Union law
  • Human Rights law


  • Judicial power
  • The judiciary
  • Political science
  • Institutions
  • Constitutional theory
  • Media law 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars

Publications and Research Activity

Books and editions 

Josie Kemeys, Law Express, Question and Answer: Criminal Law (5th edn, Pearson Education, 2019)

Conference papers

Josie Kemeys, ‘Exploring the limits of constitutional theory when debating the nature and extent of judicial power in the UK’, Annual Doctoral Workshop in Constitutional Theory, December 2020

Josie Kemeys, ‘Judicial Power in the United Kingdom – a different approach to analysis’ (Postgraduate), University of Sheffield, May 2019

Research seminars 

Josie Welsh, ‘The power of judges – is codification necessary?’, School of Law Summer Research Workshop, University of Worcester, July 2021

Josie Kemeys, ‘We need to talk about judges’, School of Humanities Research Seminar Series, University of Worcester, January 2021

Josie Kemeys, ‘Judicial Power under the Human Rights Act’, Webinar, University of Cambridge, May 2020

HH Toby Hooper QC, Chris Monaghan and Josie Kemeys, ‘The prorogation of Parliament: Miller, Cherry and the Supreme Court’, Panel Discussion, University of Worcester, December 2019

Josie Kemeys, ‘Judicial Power and the Changing Constitutional Environment in the United Kingdom’ Research Seminar Series, University of Worcester, November 2017.


  • LLB Admissions Tutor
  • LLB Third Year Tutor
  • LLB Module leader, European Union law and Professional Legal Skills & Ethics
  • Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator for the School of Humanities