Senior lecturer
  • Department Experiential and Personal Development
  • Teaching fields Private Law, Professional Correspondence, Thesis Methodology


Graduating top of her class in a Master Degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, Lucile Ouvrard began her teaching career, in 1992, as a Tutor at the University of Poitiers (Faculty of Law). Having chosen to study Law and how it relates to ‘Humans’ (Human Rights, Human Dignity, Human Relations), Lucile Ouvrard obtained her Doctorate, in 1999, receiving the highest distinction from the Examination Panel. Her thesis, which focussed on the analysis of criminal policy choices relating to prostitution and pimping, was published the following year by L'Harmattan publications.

She has taught on the themes of Family Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Victimisation and Human Rights, at the University of Poitiers and the University of La Rochelle. In addition, at the Institut d’Études Judiciaires at the Faculty of Law in La Rochelle, she has taught candidates studying for the magistrate and lawyer exams. She has also worked at the Institut Régional Du Travail Social in Poitiers, and taught on the Master in Sports Management (STAPS) in Poitiers. Furthermore, she has worked in continuing education as a trainer for the civil service, at the Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale, on multidisciplinary courses about the current legal issues relating to their professions.

Dr Ouvrard joined Excelia Business School in 1999, as a Lecturer on the Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management, BBA International, Bachelor in Business and postgraduate programmes. She also coordinated the theses of students on the BBA International. Six years later, the Group offered her the opportunity to head up ‘Rel@tio’, a programme focussing on customer relationship management, today known as the Bachelor in Business, and for which she is still Head of programme. She developed and launched this flagship programme of the School, which initially started in La Rochelle before opening in Rochefort, Niort and Angoulême, and today, welcomes more than 600 students.

Creative and artistic at heart (8 years of tap dancing to her credit, manager of a French rock band for several years and contributor to the Poitiers doctoral school website!), Dr Ouvrard is positive, optimistic and supportive. She has been a long-time member (and trainer) of the METANOYA association, which aims to train and raise awareness among professionals and social workers, enabling them to adopt a responsible and civil attitude towards three areas of exclusion and confinement: prison, prostitution and psychiatry.