Postgraduate research

Law

Company, Commercial and Financial Law

Dr Ben Adodo

  • Sale of goods transactions and law of agency
  • The mechanics of International sales contract
  • Marine insurance law
  • Carriage of goods by sea (charterparties and bills of lading)
  • Banking law
  • International banking law, including interbank electronic funds transfer
  • Conflict of Laws (private international law), International commercial litigations and enforcement of foreign judgments

Dr Greg Allan

  • Corporate law

Tony Cole

  • Company, commercial and financial law 

Dr Mark Hsiao

  • Banking Law (International Principles of Banking and Finance, Principles of Hong Kong Banking Law, Regulatory Principles of Chinese Banking Law)
  • Comparative (Chinese Banking Law, Securities Interest)
  • Commercial Law (Securities Interest)
  • Corporate Law (Corporate Manslaughter or Corporate Responsibilities)
  • Equity (Charitable Trust, Chinese Trust Law)
  • Financial Law (OTC Derivatives, Securitization)

Professor Peter Jaffey

  • Corporate law
  • Corporate governance
  • Trusts and equity

Edward Jones

  • Professional regulation

Dr Patrick Masiyakurima

  • Company law, comparative corporate governance 

Dr Paolo Vargiu

  • International commercial law
  • International economic law
  • International investment law

Dr Horace Yeung

  • Company law
  • Commercial law
  • Financial law
  • Comparative corporate governance

Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology

Dr Daniel Bansal

  • Criminal law; including theory, doctrine, and comparative criminal law

Dr Melissa Bone

  • Criminology (especially in the area of drug policy)
  • Criminal justice

Professor Mandy Burton

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal law

Dr Marianne Doherty

  • Criminology
  • Sentencing
  • Penal reform
  • Desistance from crime/ rehabilitation
  • Prison education/ prison-university partnerships

Dr Tracey Elliott

  • Criminal law

Professor Sally Kyd

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal law

Dr Charlotte Walsh

  • Criminology

Dispute Resolution

Masood Ahmed

  • Alternative dispute resolution (in particular mediation)
  • Arbitration law (international and commercial arbitration, including theoretical aspects)

Tony Cole

  • Dispute resolution (including conflicts of laws)
  • Socio-legal studies, including criminal law and justice - relating to arbitration

Professor Pablo Cortes

  • Consumer redress
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration, Ombudsman Schemes)
  • Comparative civil litigation (class actions, small claims, etc)

Dr Carla Crifo

  • Civil litigation
  • International law (private), including conflict of laws

Dr Paolo Vargiu

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Arbitration law

European Law and Policy

Dr Rufat Babayev

  • EU Law (internal market law and conflict of laws)
  • International law (private), including conflict of laws (EU choice-of-law rules)

Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella

  • Equality (in particular Gender) and the Law - Work/Life Balance, Family and Child Law, Caring and the Law 

Professor Adam Cygan

  • EU Brexit law

Dr Alan Desmond

  • Protection of migrants in European human rights law
  • EU immigration and asylum law
  • Free movement of persons

Dr Oxana Golynker

  • Employment law
  • EU law 

Edward Jones

  • Employment law (especially regulation of dismissals)

Pascale Lorber

  • Employment law (national, European, international and comparative)

Dr Lisa Rodgers

  • Employment law
  • EU law (labour law, social rights)
  • Human rights (labour law, social rights)

Professor Bernard Ryan

  • Immigration law, nationality law and asylum law

Dr Ewa Zelazna

  • EU law, EU constitutional law,
  • EU external relations law

Professor Katja Ziegler

  • EU law (human rights, interaction of legal orders, multilevel constitutionalism

Human Rights

Dr Onder Bakircioglu

  • International human rights law

Dr Ed Bates

  • Constitutional law (human rights protection in UK law)
  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties (Law of the ECHR; legal regime of ECHR; human rights protection in UK law)

Dr Maribel Canto-Lopez

  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Law of the ECHR
  • Extraterritoriality of Human Rights Treaties

Tony Cole

  • Human rights - relating to labor rights

Professor Peter Cumper

  • Education law
  • Human rights and civil liberties
  • Law and religion

Dr Alan Desmond

  • Protection of migrants’ rights in national, regional and international systems of human rights protection

Professor Francois du Bois

  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties (impact on private law, esp. law of obligations)
  • Privacy (esp. issues of civil liability and interaction of private law and human rights)

Dr Tom Frost

  • Public Law, especially historical approaches to the law of the British Empire and British colonies

Dr Loveday Hodson

  • Administrative and public law
  • Constitutional law,
  • Gender, sexuality and law/Feminist theory
  • Human rights and civil liberties

Edward Jones

  • Freedom of expression and private life in the workplace

Arwen Joyce

  • Human rights as they relate to the labour rights of migrant workers

Dr Vidya Kumar

  • International human rights law and rights theory, esp labour and socio-economic rights and critical approaches to human rights.
  • Political and legal theory, and politics and law

Dr Alexander Maine

  • LGBTQ rights

Dr Nataly Papadopoulou

  • End of life law and policy from a human rights, doctrinal, and comparative perspective
  • Assisted suicide and euthanasia
  • Human rights in healthcare (especially the European Convention of Human Rights)

Dr Stephen Riley

  • Human rights theory (especially human dignity as the foundation of human rights)

Dr Katherine Wade

  • Children’s rights, from a theoretical and international perspective.

Professor Liz Wicks

  • Human rights law (especially the Right to Life and Bodily Autonomy)
  • Human rights in healthcare
  • Aspects of the ECHR

Joe Wills

  • Human rights law (especially socioeconomic rights)
  • Animal rights

Professor Katja Ziegler

  • EU rights
  • ECHR
  • Comparative human rights

International Law

Dr Onder Bakircioglu

  • Public international law
  • Collective security system
  • Just war doctrine in Islam and Christianity

Dr Kimberley Brayson

  • Theory and history of human rights; human rights of the ECHR
  • Decolonial and feminist approaches to rights
  • Human rights and fascism
  • Human rights and Islamic dress
  • Alternatives to rights.

Dr Rossana Deplano

  • International Law (public)

Dr Alan Desmond

  • Migrants’ rights protection
  • Nationality law

Dr Loveday Hodson

  • Gender, sexuality and law/Feminist theory
  • International law (public)

Arwen Joyce

  • International migration and refugee law

Dr Vidya Kumar

  • International law (decolonisation, state succession, postcolonialism, TWAIL, feminist and critical legal theories)
  • Revolutions, revolutionary events, revolutionary actors and revolutionary theory
  • International humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict
  • International legal history and international law and history methods; revolutionary history
  • International/constitutional law in the global south
  • Constitutional law, constitutional theory, and constitutional history, comparative constitutional law/history, global constitutionalism
  • International law and literature - especially in third world and global south

Dr Troy Lavers

  • International public law
  • International criminal law
  • Economic sanctions and certain aspects of constitutional law and human rights
  • Feminist perspective of international law

Dr Eki Omorogbe

  • ICC institutional and constitutional issues
  • Public International Law - international and regional peace and security ( United Nations, African Union, peacekeeping, peace-enforcement, the use of force, intervention in civil conflicts, military humanitarian intervention, the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine)
  • International Criminal Court and African situations

Professor Bernard Ryan

  • Immigration law, nationality law and asylum law

Dr Paolo Vargiu

  • Public International Law

Dr Ewa Zelazna

  • International economic law, international trade, international investment

Professor Katja Ziegler

  • International law (public)
  • Use of force and accountability for the use of force in international and constitutional law

Law and Theory

Stefano Bertea

  • Legal theory and jurisprudence
  • Philosophy of law
  • Political philosophy

Dr Kimberley Brayson

  • Feminist legal theories, legal theory, philosophy of law, jurisprudence, critical jurisprudence, critical theory
  • Comparative law, law and literature
  • Decolonisation and decolonial theory, race and gender, socio-economic class
  • Human rights
  • Islamic dress
  • Alternative pedagogies, epistemological pluralism, embodied epistemologies

Francois du Bois

  • Legal Theory and Jurisprudence (philosophy of private law, esp. law of obligations)
  • Philosophy of Law (philosophy of private law, esp. law of obligations)

Dr Tom Frost

  • Legal theory
  • Critical theory
  • Jurisprudence
  • Continental philosophy, especially contemporary French and Italian thought

Dr Clark Hobson

  • Jurisprudence/philosophy 

Loveday Hodson

  • Gender, sexuality and law/Feminist theory

Arwen Joyce

  • Labour law theory
  • Migration law theory

Dr Alexander Maine

  • Gender, sexuality and law
  • Queer legal theory

Dr Stephen Riley

  • Jurisprudence / philosophy of law
  • Human dignity and law
  • Future generations and law

Joe Wills

  • Law and political theory
  • Animal rights
  • Critical theory

Medico-Legal

Eugenia Caracciollo di Torella

  • Caring and the Law

Tracey Elliott

  • Bioethics
  • Medical law and ethics

Dr Clark Hobson

  • Informed consent
  • Assisted suicide and euthanasia

Dr Nataly Papadopoulou

  • End of life law and policy from a human rights, doctrinal, and comparative perspective
  • Assisted suicide and euthanasia
  • Human rights in healthcare (especially the European Convention of Human Rights)

Dr Katherine Wade 

  • The law of assisted reproduction (with a particular focus on surrogacy)
  • The law on the right to access information about origins
  • Children and medical decision-making
  • Research Ethics

Liz Wicks

  • Medical Law and Ethics (especially beginning and end of life issues, and faith and belief in healthcare)

Private Law

Gregory Allan

  • Equity
  • Land law
  • Legal history

Barbara Bogusz

  • Land Law


Francois du Bois

  • Comparative Law (general theoretical aspects and private law, esp. law of obligations
  • Commercial Law (commercial aspects of contract and tort law)
  • Contract Law (including comparative and philosophical/theoretical analysis)
  • Tort Law (including comparative and philosophical/theoretical analysis)
  • Personal Injury Law (including comparative and philosophical/theoretical analysis)
  • Defamation Law (including comparative and philosophical/theoretical analysis)
  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties (impact on private law, esp. law of obligations)
  • Privacy (esp. issues of civil liability and interaction of private law and human rights)

John Hartshorne

  • Issues relating to the Law of Tort, especially the protection of privacy

Nicola Jackson

  • Trusts Law, particularly trustees powers and duties, validity and formation of trusts, and offshore trusts
  • Aspects of Land Law, such as title registration, overreaching, equitable doctrines such as proprietary estoppel
  • Contract law

Peter Jaffey

  • Restitution and unjust enrichment
  • The common law and common law reasoning
  • Remedies
  • Theory of contract
  • Private property
  • Private law

Socio-legal Studies

Melissa Bone

  • Criminology (especially in the area of drug policy) and criminal justice

Dr Kimberley Brayson

  • Feminist legal theories, legal theory, philosophy of law, jurisprudence, critical jurisprudence, critical theory
  • Comparative law, law and literature
  • Decolonisation and decolonial theory, race and gender, socio-economic class
  • Human rights
  • Islamic dress
  • Alternative pedagogies, epistemological pluralism, embodied epistemologies

Mandy Burton

  • Criminal justice

Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella

  • Equality (in particular Gender) and the Law
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Family and Child Law
  • Caring and the Law

Tony Cole

  • Socio-legal studies, including criminal law and justice - relating to arbitration

Pablo Cortés

  • Consumer redress
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration, Ombudsman Schemes)
  • Comparative civil litigation (class actions, small claims, etc)

Loveday Hodson

  • Administrative and public law
  • Constitutional law
  • Gender, sexuality and law/Feminist theory
  • Human rights and civil liberties
  • International law (public)

Arwen Joyce

  • Socio-legal and comparative approaches to the study of low-wage temporary migrant worker programmes and outcomes for migrant workers

Sally Kyd

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal law

Dr Alexander Maine

  • Family law
  • LGBTQ law
  • Gender, sexuality and law

Charlotte Walsh

  • Criminology

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