Daithí Mac Síthigh

Reader in Law, Newcastle University

I joined the Newcastle Law School as Reader in Law in July 2014. I previously lectured at the University of East Anglia (UEA) (2008-2012) and the University of Edinburgh (2012-14), where I was also head of the IP, Media & Technology subject area. I studied at Trinity College Dublin (LLB and PhD), the Open University (PG Cert Social Science) and UEA (PG Cert Higher Education).

My interests fall into two broad categories. The first is law and technology (including things like audiovisual media law, the regulation of the video games industry, and Internet infrastructure and domain names), and the second is public law. I also have an interested in higher education policy, and am working with Prof. Mathias Siems on the topic of legal research.

At Newcastle, I teach public law on the LLB, courses on e-commerce, legal research, and intellectual property on the LLM, and the PARTNERS assessed summer school. I convene the Law School's advisory board, coordinate the Excelsior Academy mentoring scheme, and am the School's Impact Champion.

I'm a member of CREATe, the centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy (funded by Research Councils UK), where I am working on three projects. In the past, I was a member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (UEA).


  • 2014–present
    Reader, Newcastle University
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
  • 2008–2012
    Lecturer, University of East Anglia


  • 2010 
    Trinity College Dublin, PhD
  • 2004 
    Trinity College Dublin, LLB