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.

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Dempsey, B 2004,

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

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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