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Durham Law School

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NamePositionTelephoneRoomResearch Interests
Dr Mike Adcock Assistant Professor 46862 PCL139
  • Intellectual property rights (IPRs) and biotechnology
  • IPRs and access to medicines
  • Protection of plant genetic resources
  • IPRs and bioethics
Dr Orkun Akseli Associate Professor 42833 PCL115
  • Secured Transactions
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Sale of Goods
  • Arbitration and ADR
Professor Tom Allen Professor 46849 PCL136
  • The right to property in constitutional and international law
Ms Lana Ashby Assistant Professor (Education) in Private Law 42839 PCL154
  • Company Law (Comparative approaches, Modern approaches, Commonwealth Caribbean
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law (Rescue)
Dr Daniel Attenborough Associate Professor in Corporate Law 43186 PCL137
  • Comparative UK and US Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance theory
  • Directors’ duties
  • Shareholder rights
Miss Rachel Avery Part-time Tutor
  • Employment Law
Mr Aaron Baker Associate Professor (Reader) 42821 PCL227
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • European and Comparative Employment Law
  • Terrorism and Human Rights
Professor Deryck Beyleveld Professor 46853 PCL136
  • Moral Philosophy (Pure and Applied) (especially, Gewirth and Kant)
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Regulation of Medical Research
  • Privacy and Data Protection in Medical Law
  • Morality in Patent Law
  • The Regulation and Ethics of Biotechnology
  • Precautionary reasoning in legal thinking
Professor Michael Bohlander Chair in Comparative and International Criminal Law 42812 PCL120
  • International criminal justice - Theory, practice, political and socio-legal implications
  • Comparative criminal law
  • General comparative law
  • Transitional justice
  • The Judiciary - Comparative, international and socio-legal aspects
Dr Hannah Bows Assistant Professor in Criminal Law -
Professor Thom Brooks Dean 44365 PCL211
  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Brexit
  • British Politics
  • Capabilities
  • Citizenship
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Global Justice & Human Rights
  • Immigration Law & Policy
  • Jurisprudence
  • Political Philosophy
  • Public Policy
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sentencing
  • Stakeholder Theory
  • Strategic Communication
Dr Graeme Brown Assistant Professor in Criminal Law
  • Comparative sentencing law and practice
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Judicial decision making
  • Philosophy of punishment
  • Sentencing theory, law and practice
Professor Emma Cave Professor of Healthcare Law 42829 PCL122
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Compulsion
  • Consent
  • Healthcare research
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Law
  • Capacity
Dr Ge Chen Assistant Professor in Chinese Law
  • Constitutional law and the rule of law in China
  • Free speech in comparative perspectives
  • International human rights law
  • International economic law/WTO law
  • Chinese intellectual property and information law
  • International and comparative intellectual property law
Dr Anca Chirita Assistant Professor in Competition Law 42860 PCL145
  • Competition law, including comparative law: UK, EU, and US antitrust law
  • Competition policy and strategy
  • Economics for competition law, e.g. industrial organization, macroeconomics, political economy etc.
  • Cartels, abuse of a dominant position, mergers, and state aid
  • Public policy and the intersection of competition law with other areas of law such as intellectual and industrial property, employment, consumer, environmental and data protection laws
Mr Tufyal Choudhury Associate Professor 46858 PCL138
  • International human rights
  • Equality and Anti-Discrimination
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Integration, identity and multiculturalism
Dr Catherine de Contreras Teaching Fellow 42812 PCL120
  • Trusts and Equity
  • Restitution
  • Property law
  • Law of obligations
  • Agency and fiduciary law
Dr Benedict Douglas Assistant Professor in Law 43174 PCL135
  • Domestic and Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Jurisprudence
Professor Helen Fenwick Professor 42831 PCL121
  • Counter-terrorist law and policy
  • Media freedom of expression (in particular contempt law, obscenity law and privacy law)
  • Public protest
  • Human Rights Act; proposals for a Bill of Rights
Dr Eleni Frantziou Assistant Professor in Public Law & Human Rights
  • UK Constitutional Law
  • EU Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Global Constitutionalism
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Human Rights Law
  • Workplace Politics
  • Horizontal Effect
  • Privacy
Mr Andreas Georgiou Teaching Fellow in EU Law -
Professor Richard Goldberg Professor 44364 PCL116
  • Product Liability; Torts; Pharmaceutical Law; Causation
Dr Stuart Goosey Teaching Fellow PCL135
  • Age Discrimination
  • Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Moral Theory
Dr Zoe Gounari Teaching Fellow 40205 PCL181
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Contract Law
Dr Katarzyna Granat Junior Research Fellow PCL208
  • EU law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Legislative Process
  • Parliamentary Studies
Dr Andy Hayward Assistant Professor 42808 PCL126
  • Domestic and Comparative Family Law
  • Family Property
  • Legal History
  • Trusts and Equity
Dr Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki Part Time Tutor -
Dr Gleider I Hernández Associate Professor (Reader) in Public International Law 43703 PCL144
  • Public International Law
  • International Legal Theory and Philosophy
  • Global Policy
  • International Relations
Ms Yuan Qiong Hu Teaching Fellow in Intellectual Property Law -
Dr Johanna Jacques Assistant Professor in Law 46856 PCL142
  • Legal Theory
  • Philosophy of law
  • Political theory
  • Property theory
Ms Anna Jobe Teaching Fellow PCL135
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Discourse
  • Multiculturalism
  • Religious Liberty
Dr Annika Jones Assistant Professor in Law 42820
  • International Criminal Law
  • Judicial Cross-Referencing
Dr Henry Jones Assistant Professor in Law 42838 PCL117 -
Dr Vu Van Anh Le Teaching Fellow
  • IP rights, particularly in the context of developing countries
  • Patent law and access to medicines
  • WTO law
Professor Ian Leigh Professor 42824 PCL119
  • Religious Liberty
  • National Security Law
  • Human Rights adjudication
  • Local government law and politics
Dr Zhiyu Li Assistant Professor in Chinese Law
  • Chinese Law and Society
  • Comparative Law
  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
  • Administrative Law
  • Law and Policy
Dr Jieying Liang Assistant Professor in Chinese Law
  • Chinese Civil and Commercial Law
  • Chinese Legal System
  • Comparative Law
  • Cross-border Securities Transactions and Insolvency
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Judicial Reform in China
  • Private International Law (Conflict of Laws)
Prof John Linarelli Professor 42835 PCL123
  • Commercial Law
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Economic Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and the Behavioural Sciences
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
Dr Daniel Lowe Teaching Fellow in Public Law and Human Rights -
Professor William Lucy Professor 42868 PCL114
  • adjudication and legal reasoning
  • legal philosophy
  • philosophy of private law
  • the normative standing of access to justice
Dr Federico Lupo-Pasini Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Economic Law
  • International Financial Law and Policy
  • Law & Economics
  • Law & Finance
Professor Roger Masterman Professor 42799 PCL211
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • UK Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Reform
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The Judiciary
Professor Deirdre McCann Professor 42836 PCL128
  • Labour Law (UK, EU, International)
  • Legal regulation in low-income settings
  • Measurement of labour regulation
  • Non-Standard Work
  • Working Conditions
Professor Clare McGlynn Professor 42837 PCL118
  • image-based sexual abuse ('revenge porn')
  • Rape law and policy
  • Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence
  • Feminist Judgments and women in the legal profession
  • Legal Regulation of Pornography
Dr Jonathan Mukwiri Associate Professor 42814 PCL141
  • Regulation of Takeovers
  • Corporate Governance
  • EU Internal Market, particularly Free Movement of Capital
  • Commercial Law, particularly Sale of Goods
Mr Kyle Murray Teaching Fellow PCL135
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Philosophy, Moral Theory & Political Theory
  • Jurisprudence
  • Human Rights
  • Gender and equality
  • Mistake, Deception and Sexual Consent (esp. gender fraud, stealthing, and mistaken sex)
Dr Matthew Nicholson Assistant Professor in International Law 42826 PCL233
  • International Law
  • International Legal Theory
  • Legal Theory (in particular, critical approaches)
  • International Environmental Law
  • Foreign Relations Law (the relationship between national and international law)
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law on the Use of Force
  • Law and Literature
  • Frankfurt School Critical Theory (in particular, the work of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno)
Professor Aoife O'Donoghue Professor of International Law and Global Governance 42810 PCL125
  • Constitutionalism
  • Feminist Theory
  • History of International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Legal & Political Theory
  • Tyranny
  • Use of Force
Professor Shaun Pattinson Professor of Medical Law and Ethics 46863 PCL222
  • Medical Law
  • Moral Theory (especially applied ethics)
  • Human Rights
Dr Nicolas Perrone Assistant Professor in International Law 42834 PCL124 -
Professor Gavin Phillipson Professor 42805 PCL218
  • Hate Speech, Comparative Free Speech Law
  • Public Law esp constitutional dialogue, the prerogative, bicameralism, constitutional conventions
  • The Human Rights Act esp judicial deference; horizontal effect.
  • Freedom of Speech and Media Freedom in English law esp defamation law
  • Privacy in English law and comparative privacy law.
  • Anti-terrorism law and human rights
  • Freedom of public protest, esp direct action.
Dr Anashri Pillay Associate Professor in Law 42791 PCL143
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Economic and Social Rights
Mr Chris Riley Associate Professor (Reader) 46852 PCL226
  • Theories of company law
  • Directors’ duties
  • Minority shareholder protection
  • Not-for-profit companies
  • Corporate governance
Professor Robert Schütze Professor 42802 PCL223
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • EU Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Legal History and Political Theory
Dr Pierre Schammo Associate Professor (Reader) 42818 PCL113
  • Capital Markets Regulation
  • Financial Markets and Banking Supervision
  • Internal Market Law
  • Regulation and law in context research (law and political science, and law and economics)
Professor Mathias Siems Professor 42816 PCL220
  • Company and Securities Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Law and Finance
  • Research methods
Dr Sean Thomas Associate Professor 46849 PCL225
  • Anglo-American Commercial Law
  • Circular Economy
  • Freeganism and Radical Property Practices
  • Legal History
  • Sale of Goods
  • Secured Transactions
  • Smart Technology
Dr Catherine Turner Associate Professor 46864 PCL140
  • Public International Law
  • Transitional Justice
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • Mediation
  • Critical Legal Theory
Dr Barend van Leeuwen Assistant Professor in EU Law 46850 PCL219
  • Free Movement Law
  • Judicial Protection
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • European Private Law
Dr Fiona Vera-Gray Research Fellow
  • Existential phenomenology
  • Female embodiment
  • Lived experience of pornography
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual Violence
  • Simone de Beauvoir
Dr Se-shauna Wheatle Associate Professor 43186 PCL234
  • Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights
Ms Kara Woodbury-Smith Legal Theory TF
  • Analytic jurisprudence
  • Philosophy of constitutional law
  • Philosophy of international law
Dr Alain Zysset Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights 46860 PCL224
  • Human Rights Law
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Human Rights Theory
  • International Criminal Law
  • Crimes against Humanity
  • Criminal Law Theory
  • Legal and Political Theory
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Miss Joanne Avery Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator (Job Share: Wed pm/Thur/Fri) 46847 PCL210
Miss Leanne Causer Programmes Administrator (Job Share: Wed/Thur/Fri am) 46861 PCL210
Ms Emma Chapman School Manager 43927 PCL212
Mrs Louise Cruddace Receptionist/Assistant Secretary 46846 PCL049
Miss Joanne Emerson Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator 42832 PCL210
Mrs Helen Ferguson Programmes Administrator (Job Share: Mon/Tue/Wed pm) 46861 PCL210
Mrs Michelle Harrison Finance Administrator 46860 PCL210
Miss Rachel Luke Postgraduate Programme Co-Ordinator (Maternity Leave) 46848 PCL210
Mr Benjamin Mcguckin Postgraduate Programme & Research Officer 46848 PCL210
Miss J A Platten Research Officer 42830 PCL210
Miss Gemma Watson Undergraduate Programme Officer (Secondment until November 2018) 42861
Ms Hayley Wharton Receptionist/Assistant Secretary 42800 PCL049
Mr Paul Zand Engagement Officer 42811 PCL210
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Dame Vera Baird Honorary Fellow
Rt Hon Lady Jill Black Honorary Fellow
Rt Hon Sir James Goss Honorary Fellow
Judge Wolfgang Schomburg Honorary Professor
Professor Roman Tomasic Honorary Professor