Simon Lee is the Emeritus Professor of
Jurisprudence, Queen’s University Belfast and was formerly Vice-Chancellor of
Leeds Metropolitan University and Rector and Chief Executive of Liverpool Hope
University. He is also Chair of Level Partnerships Ltd., which provides
services to foster partnerships in sport, the arts, education, housing, diverse
communities, businesses, health services and the wider public sector, and chair
of the John Paul II Foundation for Sport. He has taught law at Queen’s Belfast,
King’s College London and Trinity College, Oxford and studied at Balliol
College, Oxford, as a Harkness Fellow at Yale Law School and at the English
College, Gregorian University, Rome. Simon was
one of the co-founders of Initiative '92, a citizens' movement which
commissioned an enquiry into ways forward for Northern Ireland. Together with
his own writing on the troubles, this was not just an important part in what
became the peace process but a forerunner of what we now call the Big Society.
Simon was a trustee of the ResPublica Trust from 2011 until February 2013. He has served on numerous public and
private Boards including the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights
(1992-1996); South & East Belfast Health & Social Services Trust
(1994-1995); National Standards Task Force, Department for Education
(1997-2001); Arriva/Merseytravel joint venture for Liverpool trams (Chair,
1997-1999); Netherley Valley Partnership (Chair, 1998-2002); Liverpool
Education interim monitoring board (Chair, 1999-2000); Everyman & Playhouse
Theatres (Chair, 1998-2002); The Tablet (2003-2006); Harrogate International
Festival (2005-2008); Northern Ballet Theatre (2006-2010); Plater Review
(Chair, 2007-2008); Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union (Chair, 2007-2009); Podium coordinating
universities/colleges for London 2012 (Chair, 2008-2010); Leeds Teaching
Hospitals Charitable Foundation (2009-present).
Simon has written extensively
including: Law & Morals (1986), Judging Judges (1988), Believing
Bishops – co-author (1989), The Cost of Free Speech (1990), Freedom from Fear –
editor(1991), Learning Legal Skills - co-author (1993), Uneasy Ethics (2003),
Hand of God – forthcoming (2011).
ResPublica Trustee Professor Simon Lee's writes for The Universe
ResPublica Trustee Simon Lee on Paul Deighton's Lords appointment
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