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Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Reading

My research interests fall within the field of Media Law. Specifically, I am fascinated by: (i) citizen journalism's interaction with free speech, media freedom and media regulation and the concepts of privacy and reputation; (ii) defamation and the protection of corporate reputation; (iii) media power and plurality, the role the media plays within society and its impact on democracy. My research is comparative and theoretical in nature. It draws on scholarship and jurisprudence from a number of jurisdictions, including the United States and Australia, and is heavily influenced by free speech theory, privacy theory, legal theory, regulatory theory and political and moral philosophy.

I have written for a number of internationally leading academic journals, general media, blogs and industry specific outlets on issues such as corporate reputation, the Defamation Act 2013, data protection and how social media interacts with media freedom, freedom of expression and privacy. I regularly give papers at conferences on these subjects.

I am a barrister, and tenant, at East Anglian Chambers and Cornwall Street Chambers, and a Consultant Lawyer for Addleshaw Goddard (AG Integrate).

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, Aston University