<Ms> Catherine HOBBY
Senior Lecturer in Law
Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, Law Society, Business and Law
Catherine Hobby is a senior lecturer in the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. Her main areas research interests are Whistleblowing and Human Rights. She currently teaches Human Rights and is the module leader of Human Rights on the undergraduate LLB programme.
Catherine Hobby graduated with a LLB Hons from the London School of Economics in 1998. She then studied at the College of London, London for one year completing her solicitor finals before undertaking a training contract. After her admission as a solicitor in 1991 Catherine returned to higher education and was awarded a LLM specialising in Labour Law from University College London in 1992 and then a MSC in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics in 1994. Prior to joining the University of East London in 1993 Catherine worked for the charity Public Concern at Work.
Catherine’s main research interests are in the areas of Whistleblowing and Human Rights and she has published in these areas. She has also engaged with research for non-governmental agencies including the Institute for Employment Rights.
Catherine Hobby’s research interests are in the areas of Whistleblowing and Human Rights
Previous Publications include:
Article 10: the Right to Freedom of Expression & Whistleblowing, Article for The Institute of Employment Rights Blog, December 2014
The Coalition is putting already vulnerable whistleblowers in an even worse position with its ERR Bill published on the Institute of Employment Rights Blog on 6 March 2013
An Accident Waiting to Happen: How Whistleblowers can help prevent disaster, published on the Institute of Employment Rights Blog on 10 May 2013
‘Public Interest Disclosure Act’ in The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, An Institute of Employment Rights Resource, May 2013
‘Public interest whistleblowing: 12 years of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998’, London: the Institute of Employment Rights, 2010.
‘Whistleblowing and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998’, London: the Institute of Employment Rights, 2002.
'Equitable Principles of Confidentiality & Whistleblowing' in Feminist Perspectives on Equity & Trusts, Scott-Hunt & Lim (eds), Cavendish, 2001.
Book Review: 'Aileen McColgan: Women Under the Law: The False Promise of Human Rights’, Feminist Legal Studies, Vol 9(3), 2001.
Atkin’s Encyclopaedia of Court Forms in Civil Proceedings, Volume 31: Personal Rights, 2nd edition, Butterworths, 1998.
Submission to Whistleblowing Commission: Strengthening the Law and Policy, Public Concern at Work’s Whistleblowing Commission, An Institute of Employment Rights Response, June 2013.
Submission to Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, The Whistleblowing Framework: Call for Evidence, an Institute of Employment Rights Response, November 2013.
Whistleblowing: A Human Right under Threat, Institute of Employment Rights Conference: Human Rights vs Bill of Rights: What’s in it for workers?, London, 27th April 2016
Public Interest Whistleblowing: Mandatory Reporting?, Institute of Employment Rights Conference: Workplace Issues: Taking up the issues with the new government, London, 10th June 2015
Whistleblowing Reforms: Are Whistleblowers Better Protected, Institute of Employment Rights Conference: The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act: impacts and effects, London, 15th July 2014
Whistleblowing Reforms: Are Whistleblowers Better Protected?, Institute of Employment Rights Institute of Employment Rights Conference: The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act: impacts and effects, Liverpool, 11th June 2014
Whistleblowing: Protecting people who uncover bad practice’ at a Conference: ‘What Now for Trade Unions?’ organised by the Institute of Employment Rights at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool on Tuesday 8th February 2011
Seminar paper as key speaker (launch of publication) at a seminar: ‘Whistleblowing’ on Tuesday 20th July 2010 at the NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London convened by the Institute of Employment Rights. Paper entitled ‘The PIDA 12 years on: culture of secrecy preserved?’ was presented to the seminar
‘Whistleblowing and the Economic recession: 10 years of the PIDA’ at a Conference: ‘Employment Law Update 2009 at NUT Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London on 21st October 2009 organised by the Institute of Employment Rights in association with TUC and Old Square Chambers.