Administration Team
Name Position Role
Clare Fletcher School Administration Manager  
Carol Lawie Deputy School Administration Manager  
Amanda Rose School Administrator

Postgraduate Taught & Research Programmes; Postgraduate Pastoral Support

Annji Kinoshita-Bashforth School Administration Coordinator Online; Qatar; On-Demand Learning
Georgi Chichkov School Administration Assistant Research; Marketing; EDI; Events
May Holbrook School Administration Assistant Undergraduate Programmes; Ordinary Level; Head of School PA;
Viktorija Juoskaudiene School Administration Assistant Postgraduate Taught Programmes
Vacancy School Administration Assistant DPLP
Louise Richmond School Administration Assistant Reception; General Queries; Admissions
Jean Stevenson School Administration Assistant Undergraduate Programmes; Ordinary Level
Leigh Thomson School Administration Assistant Undergraduate Programmes; Honours Level
Amy Gill School Marketing Officer Student Recruitment; Conversion


Research Governance Team
Name Role
General Contacts  
Abbe E. L Brown Director of Research
Elspeth Spice Business Development Officer (R&I)
Irène Couzigou Research Seminar Series and Visiting Researchers Coordinator
Jonathan Ainslie ECR Lead
JP Fassnidge ECR Representative
Georgi Chichkov Research Administration Support
School Research Leads  
Claudio Lombardi Impact Lead
Michiel Poesen Ethics Lead
Katarina Trimmings Grants Lead
Roderick Paisley Outputs Lead
Zeray Yihdego Environment and Culture Lead
School 2040 Leads  
Titilayo Adebola Inclusivity Lead
Gloria Alvarez Innovation Lead
Edouard Fromageau International Lead
Maria Manoli Interdisciplinary Lead
Thomas Muinzer Sustainability Lead
Research Centre Leads  
Daria Shapovalova Centre for Energy Law Director
Tomilola Akanle Eni-ibukun Centre for Energy Law Associate Director
Mitchell Lennan Centre for Energy Law Associate Director
Titilayo Adebola Centre for Commercial Law Director
Qiang (John) Cai Centre for Commercial Law Associate Director
Chike Emedosi Centre for Commercial Law Associate Director
Isla Callander Centre for Scots Law Co-Director
Alisdair MacPherson Centre for Scots Law Co-Director
Jonathan Ainslie Centre for Scots Law Associate Director
Euan West Centre for Scots Law Associate Director
Katarina Trimmings Centre for Private International Law Director
Nevena Jevremović Centre for Private International Law Associate Director
Patricia Živković Centre for Private International Law Associate Director
  Centre for Constitutional & Public International Law Director
Eliza Bechtold Centre for Constitutional & Public International Law Associate Director
Erin Ferguson Centre for Constitutional & Public International Law Associate Director
Research Groups, Networks, Hubs, and Other  
Justin Borg-Barthet Anti-SLAPP Hub Lead
Titilayo Adebola Global South Research Network Lead
Eddy Wifa Global South Research Network Lead
Rossana Ducato Data and Information Network Lead
Gloria Alvarez Dispute Resolution Network Lead
JP Fassnidge Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Research Group
Patricia Živković AI and Humanity Discussion Group
Francesca Farrington Law and Political Economy Reading Group
Nevena Jevremović Law and Political Economy Reading Group


Academic Staff
Name Position Research Interests

Titilayo Adebola

Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law

Plant Variety Protection, Eographical Indications, Traditional Knowledge, Access and Benefit Sharing

Jonathan Ainslie

Lecturer in Private Law

Law of obligations (contract, delict/tort, unjust enrichment), Roman law, Scottish legal history, law and economics.

Gloria Alvarez

Senior Lecturer International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law

international arbitration (commercial and investment), international investment law, EU law, energy law, social justice, foreign investments, empirical methods

Derek Auchie

Professor of Dispute Process Law

law of evidence, arbitration, dispute resolution, statutory interpretation, witness reliability, corroboration

Douglas Bain

Senior Lecturer in Scots Law property, leases, charities, co-ownership, English property

Eliza Bechtold

Lecturer in Law freedom of expression, comparative constitutional law

Florian Becker

Professor of Law fundamental rights, comparative constitutional law, German law, internal market/competition and regulatory law

Vivek Bhatt

Lecturer in Public International Law International human rights law, international organisations, socioeconomic rights, cultural rights, international security law, counterterrorism, empirical legal research, critical theory.

Mátyás Bódig

Professor of Law legal theory (with a focus on conceptual legal theory and jurisprudential methodology), international human rights law

Justin Borg-Barthet

Professor of Private International Law and EU Law strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP), company law, defamation, same-sex relationships, mutual recognition
Valerie Bremner Lecturer in Law criminological theories, policing, judicial decision making

Abbe E. L Brown

Professor of Intellectual Property Law intellectual property (covering trade secrets, privacy, standards), intersections, climate change, competition, human rights, creativity

Graeme Brown

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice sentencing (domestic and comparative); sexual offences; judicial decision-making; forensic medicine

Qiang (John) Cai

Lecturer in Commercial Law comparative taxation, international taxation, company law and corporate governance

Ilona Cairns

Senior Lecturer in Scots Law and Family Law family law, evidence, criminal law, gender & the law

Isla Callander

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence criminal justice, criminal evidence, sexual offences, youth justice, post conviction review

Luci Carey

Lecturer in Law shipping law, maritime law, international regulation of shipping, international trade, technology and shipping

Irène Couzigou

Professor of Public International Law and French Law international law on peace and security (including international cybersecurity law), law of international organisations, international human rights law, comparative public Law (especially French and German Public Law)

Péter Cserne

Professor of Law jurisprudence, law and economics, contract law and theory, comparative law

Rossana Ducato

Senior Lecturer in IT Law and Regulation data protection, intellectual property, consumer protection, comparative law, Italian law, law and behavioural science

Tomilola Akanle Eni-ibukun

Lecturer in Energy Law international environmental law, energy and environmental law, climate change law, environmental justice, low-carbon development

Chike Emedosi

Lecturer in Banking and Financial Law   Corporate finance law, rights in security, banking regulation, financial regulation, international tax law, company law

Francesca Farrington

Lecturer in Commercial Law Law and development: rule of law promotion, institutional theories of law, law and economics, legal origins theory, development policy, rights-based approaches to development | Legal theory: ontology of law, rule of law, law and economics | Business and Human Rights: corporate accountability for transnational human rights violations.

JP Fassnidge

Lecturer in Criminal Law & Criminal Justice criminal law theory, criminalisation, criminal procedure, criminal evidence, jurisprudence, metanormative theory

Erin Ferguson

Lecturer in Law Freedom of information; public-private divide; human rights and climate litigation; environmental constitutionalism

John Ford

Professor of Civil Law Scottish legal history, maritime law history

Edouard Fromageau

Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law international development law, international dispute settlement, global administrative law, law and tech, global animal law, trade and investment law

Greg Gordon

Professor of Law delictual liability, commercial contracts

Thomas Green

Lecturer in Private Law legal history, private law, family law, succession law, historical court procedure, Roman law, canon law, classical Scots law, history of the Scottish legal system, historical theology and jurisprudence, constitutional history.

Tamas Gyorfi

Professor of Law  constitutional review, legal reasoning, sovereignty, comparative constitutionalism, judicial behaviour

Mark Igiehon

Lecturer in Oil and Gas Law natural resources, oil and gas regulation and transactions, investment protection and arbitration, decommissioning, commercial contracting and procurement, public international law

Nevena Jevremović

Lecturer in Commercial Law sustainable development, global value chains, sales law, commercial arbitration and litigation, private international law

Alice Krzanich

Lecturer in Law and Legal History legal history (in particular: 19th century; historical master-servant law; historical contract law ); women and law; gender and private law; law and emotions.

Mitchell Lennan

Lecturer in Environmental Law law of the sea, international fisheries law, climate change law, biodiversity law, human rights law

Claudio Lombardi

Lecturer in Commercial Law competition law/antitrust, law and technology, law and economics, abuse of power and (including

Alisdair MacPherson

Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law security rights, property law (including trusts), insolvency, corporate finance law, company law, modern legal history

Maria Manoli

Lecturer in Space Law  

Onyoja Momoh

Lecturer in Private International Law  

Clare Frances Moran

Lecturer in Law defences to serious violations of international criminal law; war crimes; crimes against humanity; international legal theory; criminal law; comparative criminal law

Thomas Muinzer

Reader in Energy Transition Law climate and energy law, constitutional law, environmental law

Catherine Ng

Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law passing-off, trademarks, copyright, publicity, privacy, defamation

Roderick Paisley

Professor of Scots Law servitudes, inheritance, trusts

Roy Partain

Professor of International Comparative Law mathematical methods of legal research, law and economics, social choice theory, comparative legal analysis, private and commercial space law, energy law, oil & gas law

John Paterson

Professor of Law energy law, corporate governance, legal theory

Michiel Poesen

Lecturer in Private International Law  

Mike Radford

OBE (Reader) in Public Law public policy relating to non-human animals, government and law, governance of Scotland

Daria Shapovalova

Senior Lecturer in Energy Law energy law, just transition, climate change and energy, environmental law, indigenous rights, Arctic governance, public international law

Elizabeth Shaw

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice criminal responsibility, moral enhancement, free will, theories of punishment, moral uncertainty

Andrew Simpson

Professor in Scots Private Law  

Anne-Michelle Slater

Professor of Planning and Environmental Law planning: land & sea, marine spatial planning law, allocation of resources, public participation

Susan Stokeld

Professor in Criminal Justice offenses and defenses, domestic abuse, sentencing and penalties, courts and tribunals, family law

Scott Styles

Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, Legal Theory, Oil and Gas Law contract law, oil and gas law, securities, medical ethics, role of the judiciary, Scottish legal tradition

Robert Taylor

Reader in UK Public Law devolution, constitutional reform, constitutional conventions, judicial review

Katarina Trimmings

Professor of Private International Law and Family Law private international law of family law, comparative family law

Emre Üşenmez

Senior Lecturer  

Euan West

Lecturer in Scots Private Law law of obligations (unjustified enrichment, delict, personal security, financial provision in family law)

Eddy Wifa

Senior Lecturer in Offshore Energy Risk Governance  

Kirsty Wilson

Lecturer in Law  

Zeray Yihdego

Professor of Public International Law international water law, international arms trade law, international humanitarian law

Burcu Yüksel Ripley

Professor in International Trade Law and Private International Law international trade and finance law, international payments, international commercial law and dispute resolution, civil and commercial matters in private international law, law and technology (digitalisation, distributed ledger technology/blockchain, cryptocurrencies), Turkish law

Patricia Živković

Senior Lecturer in International Dispute Resolution international commercial arbitration, private international law, commercial law, data protection (biometrics and profiling), digitalisation, legal philosophy of artificial intelligence, Croatian law