Dr Ffion Llewelyn LLB (Hons); LLM (Research Training); PGCTHE; PhD

Dr Ffion Llewelyn


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Ffion graduated with first class honours from Aberystwyth University in 2009. Having gained a scholarship from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, she remained in higher education to study for an LLM in Research Training and a PhD in the field of criminal law. Ffion gained teaching experience as a postgraduate tutor from 2010 and commenced her appointment as a Welsh medium Lecturer in Law in 2013.

Ffion is one of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Welsh medium Lecturers in Law. She is currently the Director of Student Experience for Law and Criminology.



Ffion's doctoral research examines the relationship between the criminal law defence of self-defence and offences involving the use and possession of offensive weapons. The thesis considers the incidence of weapons carrying within the UK context; the impact of media representations; the relevance of emotions; and also examines the importance of location to cases of self-defence.



Llewelyn, F. 2017. Householders and Self-defence: was permitting disproportionality a step too far? SLSA Annual Conference. Cadair


Llewelyn, F. 2016. Deconstructing the Castle: Location and Self-defence. SLSA Annual Conference. Cadair


Llewelyn, F. 2015. Householders and Self-defence: why Permit Disproportionate Force in Criminal Law? ATINER 12th Annual International Conference on Law. Cadair


Llewelyn, F. 2014. Ymestyn ffiniau hunan-amddiffyniad i berchentywyr - o ‘rym rhesymol’ i ‘rym gormodol anghymesur'. Welsh medium National Law Conference. Cadair


Llewelyn, F. 2013. Castell pawb ei dŷ: trafodaeth ar hunan-amddiffyniad. 150eg Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru | 150th National Eisteddfod of Wales. Cadair

Llewelyn, F.H. 2013. Protecting Lives, Restricting Knives: The issue of self-defence and possession offences. Queen Mary Law Journal 3 pp. 11-22. Other Cadair


Llewelyn, F. 2012. Dal dy dir ond nid dy ddagr: Hunan-amddiffyniad ac arfau bygythiol. Welsh Medium Interdisciplinary Conference. Cadair

Llewelyn, F. 2012. Location, location, location...self-defence home or away? Spaces of (Dis)location International Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Cadair

Llewelyn, F. 2012. The right place at the wrong time?: The location of self-defence. 2012 Law & Criminology Staff Research Seminar. Cadair

Llewelyn, F. 2012. Protecting Lives, Restricting Knives: The issue of self-defence and possession offences. Queen Mary, University of London Postgraduate Law Conference 2012 - Taking Risks and challenging Legal Thought. Cadair

Llewelyn, F. 2012. A drowning man will clutch at a straw, but the man under attack will make it a weapon. Welsh Law Schools' Conference. Cadair


Llewelyn, F. 2011. Pre-emptive strike: too much too soon? 2011 Law & Criminology Staff Research Seminar. Cadair


Llewelyn, F. 2010. Knives in the kitchen and knives in the street. 2010 Law & Criminology Staff Research Seminar. Cadair

Llewelyn, F. 2010. Moesoldeb hunan-amddiffyniad a phroblem defnydd arfau. Welsh Medium Seminar Series. Cadair