People

We are a friendly department of academics, researchers, teachers, tutors and administrators, with additional staff within the Faculty and the University to support us.

Academic staff

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Professor Ryan Abbott

Professor of Law and Health Sciences

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Dr Joshua Andresen

Reader in National Security and Foreign Relations Law

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Dr Mikolaj Barczentewicz

Senior Lecturer in Public Law and Legal Theory

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Professor Francesco Giglio

Professor of Civil and Private Law

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Dr Nicola Giglio

Senior Teaching Fellow in Private Law

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Dr Ambrose Lee

Senior Lecturer in Legal Theory, Director of Postgraduate Research (Progression)

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Claire Lillywhite

Senior Lecturer Professional Development and Employability

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Professor Rosalind Malcolm

Professor of Law, Director of Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG)

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Dr Marie Newhouse

Associate Professor in Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy

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Dr Noreen O'Meara

Associate Professor (Reader), Human Rights, European and Environmental Law. Co-director: Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law (SCIEL).

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Katy Peters

Teaching Fellow in Law (Tort; Medical Law & Ethics); Co-Director in Placement and Careers; Senior Professional Training Tutor; Post-Graduate Researcher (Medical Law)

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Professor Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco

Professor in Moral and Political Philosophy (Jurisprudence)

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Dr Vickie Thanapal

Senior Teaching Fellow in Law, Director of Learning and Teaching

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Krystof Turek

Teaching Fellow in Private Law, Director of Validations

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Dr Bo Wang

Lecturer in Chinese Comparative Law

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Elizabeth Williams

Principal Teaching Fellow in Law, Director of Clinical Legal Education Programmes

Visiting staff

NameRoleEmail
Prof Giovanni SartorVisiting Professor of Law and Artificial Intelligence 
Akber Datoo

Visiting Professor in Practice

(CEO, D2 Legal Technology

 

Former visitors

NameRoleEmail
Prof Juan Ruiz ManeroVisiting Professorj.ruizmanero@surrey.ac.uk
Prof Maggie MaoVisiting Professor 
Prof Ángeles Rodenas Visiting Professora.rodenas@surrey.ac.uk

 

Emeritus staff

NameRoleEmail
Prof Alison ClarkeEmeritus Professora.c.clarke@surrey.ac.uk
Prof Alison FirthEmeritus Professora.firth@surrey.ac.uk
Prof Margot HorspoolEmeritus Professormargot.horspool@surrey.ac.uk
Prof Robert UpexEmeritus Professorr.upex@surrey.ac.uk

Associate staff

NameRoleEmail
Dr Charles ChatterjeeAssociatec.chatterjee@surrey.ac.uk 
Mr Richard HoltAssociater.holt@surrey.ac.uk

PhD research students

Recently awarded PhD's

Name

Year PhD Awarded / Viva passed

Dissertation Title

Past / Current Position (if known)

Daniel Peixoto Murata

Viva passed Dec 2021

Reason, Respect, and the Law: Bernard Williams and Legal Normativity

Katy Peters

Viva passed Dec 2021

Challenging Capacity: Effective Participation and Vulnerability in Clinical Negligence Litigation

Teaching Fellow, School of Law, University of Surrey

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/katy-peters

 

Maria Louca

Viva passed Nov 2021

Jurisdictional Objections in International Courts and Tribunals

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Exeter (from September 2022)

 

 

Amel Ketani

Viva passed Aug 2021

Improving the Practice of Family Mediation in England and Wales

Senior Law Lecturer, BPP University

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.900227

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-amel-ketani-613b6717/

Mala Sharma

Viva passed Aug 2021

Reforming Investor-State Arbitration

Lecturer, London South Bank University

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.900158

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-mala-sharma-60030613/

Chunping Bush

Viva passed June 2021

The Rise of Dagong Global Credit Rating Agency and the International Credit Rating Agencies Reforms

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Exeter

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.900027

http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/staff/bush/

Evelyn Ehigie

Awarded Nov 2020

Evaluating Civil Forfeiture as an Anti-Corruption Mechanism in Nigeria

 

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.900032

 

Jessica Walsh

Awarded June 2020

Judicial councils and the process for the removal of lower-court judges in Argentina: judicial independence at the federal level, in the Autonomous city of Buenos Aires, and the province of Tucuman.

Lecturer, University of Buckingham

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.00857015

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/dr-jessica-a-s-walsh/

  

Ryan Abbott

Awarded March 2020

The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Professor, School of Law, University of Surrey

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.00853854

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/ryan-abbott

  

Melanie McGlone

Awarded Jan 2020

The protection of land, as part of the environment, for the future

Senior Lecturer, Westminster Law School

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.00853313

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/mcglone-melanie

  

Rosalind Setterfield

Awarded June 2019

The regulation of 'revenge porn' in England and Wales : are existing legal solutions effective?

Lecturer, University of Colchester (2019) / Private Sector (present)

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.00851986

Miriam Sheikh

Awarded May 2019

The legal effectiveness of disarmament regimes

Policy Researcher Sastre Consulting Ltd.

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.00851823

https://www.linkedin.com/in/miriam-sheikh-583011174/

James Tutu

Awarded Sept 2018

Corporate governance reforms post 2008 financial crisis : an exercise in futility?

 

https://doi.org/10.15126/thesis.00846463

Margaret Cooper

Awarded July 2018

The principle of proportionality and precision weapons in the law of armed conflict.

Retired

https://openresearch.surrey.ac.uk/esploro/outputs/99514694002346

Katrien Steenmans

Awarded Feb 2018

Enabling industrial symbiosis through regulations, policies, and property rights.

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Coventry

https://openresearch.surrey.ac.uk/esploro/outputs/99512498802346

https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/katrien-steenmans

Amy Elkington

Awarded Jan 2018

A new duress defence and the theory of understandable compliance.

Lecturer, University of Chichester

https://openresearch.surrey.ac.uk/esploro/outputs/99513498702346

https://www.chi.ac.uk/staff/dr-amy-elkington

Joshua Kerr

Awarded Jan 2018

Deprivation of citizenship and the Immigration Act 2014 : the problems with making British citizens stateless.

Postdoc Legal Researcher

https://openresearch.surrey.ac.uk/esploro/outputs/99513358902346

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-kerr-813b09215/