Natalie Mason

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Law)

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Department of Law and Criminology
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01695 656335


Natalie Mason graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation in 2012, before completing an LLM by Research in International Law in 2013. Natalie joined the Department of Law and Criminology in September 2014 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and is currently undertaking a PhD in the use of expert panels to aid the handling of forensic evidence in international courts. Previously, Natalie has taught in higher and adult education. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.


  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation, University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • LLM by Research in International Law – ‘Identifying and Enhancing Forensic Science Skills in the Investigation and Prosecution of War Criminals within International Proceedings’, University of Central Lancashire, 2013


  • LAW1001/LAW1201 Legal Method & Systems
  • LAW1006 Lawyers’ Skills
  • LAW2201 Criminal Law
  • LAW3041 International Criminal Law
  • LAW3045 Law of Evidence

Research Interests

  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • International Law


  • Mason, N. (2014) ‘Enhancing Engagement with Mandatory Modules: Forensic Science Students and Learning the Law’, UCLan Journal of Pedagogical Research, Volume 5, pp. 6-20.

Conference Papers

  • Mason, N. (2014) ‘Forensic Science Contributions in the Investigation and Prosecution of International War Crimes’, Postgraduate Research Symposium, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, University of Leicester, November 2014.