Maureen Mapp

Colleges, School and Institutes


Dr Mapp joined the University of Birmingham in September 2014, having taught Public Law (Constitutional Rights) and Crime, Justice, Society at the University of Bristol Law School. She also undertook dissertation supervision on the translation of customary laws into sentencing policies. While there, she held the post of Director of Undergraduate studies where she provided leadership on the undergraduate degree programmes.  

Research interests

Dr Mapp's current research project investigates the regulation of decentralised cryptocurrencies and the block chain using a principled approach to engender socio cultural legitimacy. Her second research project is on community engagement in sentencing though the lens of Community Impact statements in Uganda- a tool that she developed while working on the Sentencing Guidelines for Judicial Officers Taskforce. This study draws on her doctoral research;Maureen Owor, “Making International Sentencing relevant in the domestic context: lessons from Uganda” available online on the British Library website. Maureen has presented her work at a cross disciplinary research talks in 2017


Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Maureen is happy to supervise students in:

Cyber regulation
Customary justice