Research into what causes different levels of attainment for ethnic groups in professional assessments.
Solicitors Regulation Authority
British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association
Dr Greta Bosch
Associate Professor, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), National Teaching Fellow (NTF)
Dr Greta Bosch has been at Exeter University since 2002. Greta is the Director of International Programmes. She is a member of the Taught Faculty Sub-Committee. Greta is also an Aspire Mentor.
Greta's research interests lie in International Human Rights Law, specifically Equality, non-discrimination and affirmative action. She has published on human rights and racial equality with special reference to South Africa, and is currently researching interdisciplinary approaches to legal education. Most recently Greta and her team were awarded a competitive grant from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to look at what causes different levels of attainment for ethnic groups in professional assessments. This research should help to increase understanding about the factors that are driving this picture and to identify steps that could be taken to make a difference and help to close the attainment gap. It will be an extensive programme that will take until the end of 2023 to complete.
Greta is module convenor on Law2034 EU Law, on the interdisciplinary module Law3169 Equality and Diversity at Work, as well as Law2095 Equality and Diversity. In 2018 Greta received the National Teaching Fellowship Award, one of the most prestigious national awards for higher education teaching.
External Positions, Appointments and Awards
Editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Legal Education (EJLE): ejle.eu/index.php/ejle
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
National Teaching Fellow (NTF)
Executive Board Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) 2018-2021
Member of the Education Committee of the SLS 2015-2021
Co-convenor of the Comparative Law Section of the SLS 2015-2021
Member of the British Association of Comparative Lawyers (BACL) 2015- present
Member of the Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Group 2018- present
Remote referee for the European Research Council (ERC) 2016-2019
External Examiner for Southampton Law School 2017- present
Greta's research efforts have focused on racial equality and diversity with special reference to South Africa. More recently Greta has begun to research interdisciplinary equality education, specifically in the area of equality and diversity. She was invited to present her research and innovation at an institution wide Academic Practice session, and she has started to create an interdisciplinary network of academics. Greta has also presented her research on interdisciplinarity at the Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Annual conference at Melbourne Law School in Australia in June 2018.
In 2021 Greta and her interdisciplinary research team were awarded a competitive grant from the Solicitors Regulation Authority to look at what causes different levels of attainment for ethnic groups in professional assessments. This research should help to increase understanding about the factors that are driving this picture and to identify steps that could be taken to make a difference and help to close the attainment gap. It will be an extensive programme that take until the end of 2023 to complete. www.sra.org.uk/sra/news/press/2021-press-releases/exeter-university-attainment-gap-research-launch/
National Teaching Fellowship 2018 (Advance HE) Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Authority 2012 PhD, Birmingham College Director of Assessment, 2017- present Senior Academic Misconduct Officer, 2017- present Director of Education, Law 2014-2017 Deputy Director of Education, Law 2013-2014 Senior Personal Tutor for CSSIS 2010- 2014 Programme Director, LLB European (Magister), 2002- present Director of Admission, 2012-2014
External impact and engagement
Dr Bosch has been facilitating internationalisation. An international student and staff approach to education enhances diversification and widening participation, academic and skills creativity through the injection of new ideas and new ways of thinking and the enrichment of experiences. Dr Bosch has led on the international transfer collaboration agreement of Exeter Law School with Brickfields Asia College in Malaysia (BAC), which is operational since 2018. She is a member of the BAC consortium body. Dr Bosch is an external examiner for Southampton University Law School.