Brian Dempsey

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Lecturer
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Bio

Biography

In 2012 Brian received funding to produce two literature reviews, the first on the situation of men who experience domestic abuse and the second on domestic abuse learning materials in Scottish schools.
 
Brian was appointed as a lecturer at Dundee in 2007 having joined the School as a teaching assistant in 2005. He did his degree at Edinburgh University as a mature student. Prior to that he had worked in social services in Scotland and in London especially in housing and in HIV work and retains an interest in how law affects people in our everyday life.
 
Brian was editor of SCOLAG Legal Journal from 2000 to 2007 and and a board member of the Scottish Legal Action Group from 1996 to 2009.
 
In 2005 he was a member of the Solicitor General's Advisory Group on the Review of the Prosecution of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences and also a member of the advisory group working to Professor Maher at the Scottish Law Commission with reference to their review of sexual offences.
 
Brian maintains the website www.linsert.org

Teaching

Brian is currently module organiser for Law, Family and Society (levels 3/4) and Comparative Scottish and English Family Law (level 2) and teaches on the Private Law of Scotland 1 and Scottish Property Law modules in addition to supervising dissertations in his field.

Research

Brian is active in researching a number of areas including Scots irregular marriage, domestic abuse and LGBT law.

Publications

Dempsey, B 2016,

'Review: Male victims of domestic abuse: implications for health visiting practice' Journal of Research in Nursing, vol 21, no. 5-6, pp. 415-416. DOI:
10.1177/1744987116654078

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

'Exploring the State of Knowledge of Men’s Experience of Domestic Abuse' SCOLAG Legal Journal, vol 431, pp. 191-194.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

'Unheard Voices' Police Professional.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

Men’s experience of domestic abuse in Scotland: What we know and how we can know more. AMIS, Edinburgh.

Research output: Book Anthology



Dempsey, B 2013,

'Much Sound and Fury about Marriage Reform' Scottish Law Gazette, vol 81, no. 2, pp. 34-36.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

'Responding to men's experiences of domestic abuse' Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, vol 177, no. 31, pp. 524.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

'Marriage redefined' Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, vol 58, no. 7, pp. 18-19.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

'Equal Rights' Family Law Journal, no. 130, pp. 15-17.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

'Investigating men’s experience of domestic abuse' Socio-Legal Newsletter, no. 71, pp. 7-8.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2013,

'The invisible victims' Magistrate, vol 69, no. 9, pp. 12-12.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2012,

'Law reform and devolution: consultation processes and divorce law in Scotland' Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol 63, no. 2, pp. 227-245.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2012,

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and the law. in MA Mulhern (ed.), Scottish life and society: the law. Scottish life and society : a compendium of Scottish ethnology, vol. 13, John Donald, Edinburgh, pp. 635-652.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Dempsey, B 2011,

'Gender neutral laws and heterocentric policies: "domestic abuse as gender-based abuse" and same-sex couples' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 15, no. 3, pp. 381-405. DOI:
10.3366/elr.2011.0058

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2009,

'Making the Gretna blacksmith redundant: who worried, who spoke, who was heard on the abolition of irregular marriage in Scotland?' Journal of Legal History, vol 30, no. 1, pp. 23-52. DOI:
10.1080/01440360902765423

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2009,

'Burden v UK: 'dissin' lesbians or decentring marriage? (Part 2)' SCOLAG Legal Journal, no. 377, pp. 58-63.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2009,

'Burden v UK: ‘dissin’ lesbians or decentring marriage?' SCOLAG Legal Journal, no. 376, pp. 35-38.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2009,

'The difficulty of reforming divorce law: the case of the responses to the Scottish Law Commission's 1988 discussion paper on the grounds of divorce' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, no. 1, pp. 1-37.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2009,

The Marriage (Scotland) Bill 1755. in H Mac Queen (ed.), Miscellany VI. vol. 54, The Stair Society, pp. 75-119.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Dempsey, B 2008,

'Scottish jurists on sodomy' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, no. 2, pp. 73-94.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bissett-Johnson, A & Dempsey, B 2007,

'Miller v Miller; Mc Farlane v Mc Farlane: time for a review of financial provision on divorce?' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, no. 1, pp. 65-71.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2006,

'"By the law of this and every well governed realm": investigating accusations of sodomy in nineteenth-century Scotland' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, no. 2, pp. 103-130.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2004,

'Westminster ate my Ge RBill! Part 1' SCOLAG Legal Journal, no. 324, pp. 183-185.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2002,

'Same-sex couples in Scots law. Part 2' SCOLAG Legal Journal, no. 301, pp. 201-204.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 2002,

'Same-sex couples in Scots law. Part 1' SCOLAG Legal Journal, no. 300, pp. 181-183, 192.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Dempsey, B 1998,

Piecemeal to equality: Scottish gay law reform. in Legal queeries: lesbian, gay and transgender legal studies. Cassell, pp. 155-166.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Press

'Young thinker' title for law lecturer Kirsteen

  • Published: 17/11/2011
  • Press clipping: Research

A Lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee has been named Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year for 2011 for her ideas on how to 'rethink the recession'. Kirsteen Shields (28), originally from Glasgow, was awarded the title by the Young Scotland and Northern Ireland Programme, the organisation founded by the journalist Kenneth Roy. Kirsteen's pre…

Young Scientist Award for Dundee medical student

  • Published: 19/09/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

A final year medical student from the University of Dundee has received a Young Scientist Award at a prestigious medical conference in recognition of her outstanding work on the impact of antibiotic resistance worldwide and its implications for pneumonia patients. The European Respiratory Society made the award to Catriona Rother (24), originally from Edinburgh, at t…

Yes and No voters more alike than they might think, claims study

  • Published: 25/03/2015
  • Press clipping: Research

www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/yes-and-no-voters-more-alike-than-they-might-think-claims-study-1.855595

Will the oil price continue to fall?

  • Published: 10/01/2016
  • Press clipping: Other

Live interview on RT-TV Current News Today (Russian Television) "Will the oil price continue to fall?"

Will 2013 be seen as the international Year of Water law Cooperation?

  • Published: 02/07/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

2013 – the UN Year of Water Cooperation – is a big year for international water law. The UN Watercourses Convention, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1997, may well enter into force before 2014 – only five additional ratifications are required. In addition, the amendment to the UNECE Helsinki Convention, which would allow non-UNECE States to join, is likely to b…

Why you should make plans for digital death

  • Published: 13/02/2011
  • Press clipping: Research

The Sunday Post. Quotes from me appar in the 2/3 page article.

Why has oil gone under $50 per barrel?

  • Published: 21/08/2015
  • Press clipping: Other

Live interview on RT-TV Current News Today (Russian Television) "Why has oil gone under $50 per barrel?"  

Why crowds are good for you

  • Published: 18/10/2012
  • Press clipping: Research

Participation is important for well-being, according to scientists Being stuck in a crowd of a million people doesn’t sound like much fun, but according to the latest research, being with others - even during difficult conditions - can actually be good for well-being. The study, into the biggest religious festival on earth, the Magh Mela, suggests that participation …

WHO status for dental school unit

  • Published: 01/11/2004
  • Press clipping: Research

The Unit of Dental and Oral Health and Health Psychology at the Dental School has been designated a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Public Health Issues on Congenital Anomalies and Technology Transfer. Professor Peter Mossey, has been appointed Head of the Centre. Since his arrival at the University in 1994, Peter has established a track reco…

What happens to a couple's digital life after break up?

  • Published: 24/02/2016
  • Press clipping: Research

During a romantic relationship, a couple is likely to create, accumulate and share many digital possessions such as videos, photos, chat histories, and shared accounts like Netflix. These digital possessions can cue precious memories, but if the relationship ends these possessions don't just disappear, they need to be dealt with in some way.  

WATCH: Stephen Fry congratulates Dundee academics for awards victories

  • Published: 13/01/2017
  • Press clipping: Research

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/348021/watch-stephen-fry-congratulates-dundee-academics-awards-victories/ by Ciaran Sneddon January 13 2017, 3.25pm Updated: January 13 2017, 12.15pm Stephen Fry said he hopes to visit Dundee this year as he praised university academics for helping transform lives in Scotland and across the world. The writer and broad…

Vitamin D shown not to lower blood pressure in older adults with high blood pressure

  • Published: 12/08/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

Treatment with Vitamin D does not help reduce high blood pressure in older people, a new study from the University of Dundee has shown. Researchers in the School of Medicine examined the effects of Vitamin D supplements provided to patients aged 70 and over who had isolated systolic hypertension - the most common type of high blood pressure among older people. Previo…

Visitors to the Botanic Gardens can also now enjoy a science lesson, thanks to a new genetics garden.

  • Published: 29/10/2013
  • Press clipping: Other

Article and photo in The Courier

Viewpoint: A Macroscopic Tractor Beam with Acoustic Waves

  • Published: 30/04/2014
  • Press clipping: Research

Among the many examples of how science fiction and fantasy have inspired real science, an interesting one is the “tractor beam,” first conceived by the chemical engineer and writer Edward E. Smith in the 1930s in his novel Spacehounds of IPC. Smith’s hypothetical device was a beam capable of pulling any macroscopic object from a distance. In the case of a light beam,…

UUJ thank Professor

  • Published: 01/09/2014
  • Press clipping: Other

RTPI Northern Ireland PlaNIt

Utilización de floúr y decir adiós a los azúcares es el camino contra las caries (Using Fluoride and saying goodbye to sugar to protect against cavities)

  • Published: 09/04/2014
  • Press clipping: Other

La odontopediatra y especialista en Cariologia del Reino Unido, doctora Nicola Innes, fue invitada por la Facultad de Odontologia de la Ufro para dictar dos conferencias. (The pediatric dentist and specialist in the UK, Dr Nicola Innes, was invited by the Faculty of Dentistry of UFRO to deliver two lectures.)

Uptake of Smoking During Transition to Adulthood

  • Published: 21/04/2008
  • Press clipping: Research

Resaearch to explore the reasons why young people start smoking

Unnecessary ward moves - bad for patients, bad for healthcare systems

  • Published: 29/07/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

Unnecessary ward moves are becoming increasingly common and have adverse consequences both for patients and for hospitals, according to researchers from the University of Dundee. Professor Marion McMurdo and Dr Miles Witham have drawn attention to the practice of 'boarding' patients - moving individuals from their own base specialty ward to other wards to accommodate…

University of Dundee researcher awarded £1.9M to combat Parkinson's disease

  • Published: 16/07/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

A scientist at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University of Dundee has been awarded almost £1.9M from the Wellcome Trust to investigate the causes of Parkinson's disease. Dr Miratul Muqit has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science to undertake research over the next 5…