Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells
Albert Sanchez-Graells is Co-Director of the Centre for Global Law and Innovation and a Professor of Economic Law at the University of Bristol Law School. Albert specialises in EU economic law and, in particular, competition and public procurement. Albert is currently researching the impact of digital technologies such as big data, machine learning, blockchain and the internet of things on public procurement governance, as well as functionally comparing developments in GovTech, RegTech and FinTech. Albert is a former Member of the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement. Most of his working papers are available at SSRN and his analysis of current legal developments is published on his blog.
Professor Andrew Charlesworth
Andrew Charlesworth is Professor of Law, Innovation and Society in the Law School and Computer Science Department, and a member of the Management Board of the University’s UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence. His research interests centre around information technology and e-commerce regulation, and encompass data protection and privacy, business and research ethics, intellectual property, and cybercrime. He is co-author of Rowland, Kohl & Charlesworth, Information Technology Law (Routledge), now in its 5th edition, and a member of the International Panel of Experts of the EuroPrivacy certification scheme.
Kit Fotheringham is a postgraduate research student at the University of Bristol Law School. His doctoral thesis is on administrative law, specifically relating to the use of algorithms, machine learning and other artificial intelligence technologies by public bodies in automated decision-making procedures. Kit’s research maps out the existing legal frameworks and aims to synthesise the law from a regulatory perspective so that regulators can better co-ordinate their efforts. Kit is collaborating with a colleague from the Centre for Ethics in Medicine to publish an article on the implications of AI systems for clinical negligence.
Dr Clair Gammage
Clair Gammage is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School. Her research focuses on the intersections between trade and issue linkages, such as human rights, labour standards, sustainable development and gender. Clair is interested in the disruptive potential of technologies for trade development. She is currently exploring how innovation through (emerging) digital technologies and e-commerce can facilitate and promote the economic empowerment of women in trade globally.
Professor Paula Giliker
Paula Giliker holds the Chair in Comparative Law and her work covers comparative private law, with particular emphasis on contract and tort law. She is interested in global comparative law, engaging in common and civil law comparisons and examination of the tensions within the common law legal family. Her work further engages with attempts at harmonisation in the European Union and beyond. Her most recent publications address EU directives on digital contracts and contracts for the sale of goods and she is currently engaged in a study of vicarious liability in tort across the common law world.
Dr Yin Harn Lee
Yin Harn Lee is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School. Her research focuses on intellectual property law, and in particular copyright law. Her most recent projects deal with the status of videogame modifications under copyright law, and the challenges presented by copyright law for the preservation of videogames by cultural heritage institutions. She also has an interest in private law remedies, and in particular on the role of intellectual property disputes in remedial innovation.
Professor Tonia Novitz
Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses predominantly on labour law, international and EU trade, sustainability and the protection of human rights. Her research maps global trends and emerging challenges, such as trade union engagement with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. She is currently co-director of the Bristol Centre for Law at Work, a member of the executive committee of the UK Institute of Employment Rights, on the advisory board of International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) and chair of the steering committee of the international Labour Law Research Network (LLRN).
Dr Joshua Paine
Joshua (Josh) Paine is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol. Before coming to Bristol, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law for three years. Josh is an international lawyer with a focus on international investment law and international adjudication. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of World Investment & Trade. His research has been published in the European Journal of International Law, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Journal of World Investment & Trade, and Leiden Journal of International Law.
Professor Aurora Plomer
Aurora Plomer is Professor of Intellectual Property and Human Rights at the University of Bristol. She holds degrees in Philosophy (BA, MA, PhD) and Law (LLB) from the University of Manchester. She has held awards and acted as a consultant for the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the ESRC, the Welcome Trust, British Academy, UNESCO and EUI. She has numerous publications on technological innovation, human rights and intellectual property. From September 2020 until August 2022, she will be a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow. The project will lead to a monograph on the history and rationale of the extension of human rights to companies in the ECHR and will be published by CUP.
Professor Tony Prosser
Tony Prosser was appointed Professor of Public Law in 2002, having been John Millar Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow and teaching at the Universities of Sheffield and Hull. He was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges and the University Paris Dauphine. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2014. His research interests are in public law relating to regulation and economic management. His most recent book is The Economic Constitution, and other recent work concerns rail regulation and trust in regulation.
Professor Keith Syrett
Keith Syrett is Professor of Health Law and Policy at the University of Bristol Law School. His research focuses upon the role of law as a mechanism of regulation and governance within health systems - especially in relation to the allocation of scarce resources - and on the ways in which law can both promote, and sometimes impede, the health of the population locally, nationally and globally. Keith sits on the managing committees of the International Society on Priorities in Health, and the British Association for Canadian Studies. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and of the Royal Society of Arts. Keith is currently co-lead of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute research strand on Global Public Health.
Yentyl Williams is a postgraduate research student at the University of Bristol Law School. Her thesis focuses on ‘The EU and Innovation in International Trade - A case study of the Intellectual Property (IP) provisions on Geographical Indications (GI) in the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)’. Her academic interests include International Economic Law, World Trade Law, EU Law, globalisation and food policies, and Caribbean, indigenous and marginalised methodologies. She has previously worked on EU trade policies in Brussels and runs her own non-profit organisation, the African Caribbean and Pacific Young Professionals Network.
Dr Asma Vranaki
Asma Vranaki is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School. She specialises in all aspects of Information Law and Regulation. Her research engages with various disciplines including regulation, Internet studies, science & technology studies (including actor-network theory) and socio-legal studies. She is particularly interested in the data protection, privacy, IP, defamation, freedom of expression and contract law issues raised by innovative digital technologies such as social media, cloud computing, AI and the Internet of Things.
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