Dr Francesca Farrington

Dr Francesca Farrington
Dr Francesca Farrington
Dr Francesca Farrington


C44 Taylor Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
High Street
AB24 3UB

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Francesca joined the School in August 2022 after completing her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. Francesca has an especial interest in international development and international economic law. Her research is broadly concerned with the use of legal reforms to promote economic and sustainable development. To date, this research has focused on rule of law promotion, institutional theory, and international investment law. She also has an enduring interest in conceptual analysis which permeates all aspects of her research pursuits.

In Aberdeen, she is an active member of the Anti-SLAPP Research Hub where she and her colleagues investigate the strategic use of litigation to suppress freedom of expression on matters of public interest. Outside of the University of Aberdeen, Francesca is an Associate Researcher on the POPBACK project (funded by the NORFACE network) which examines democratic backsliding and the crisis of the rule of law in the European Union from a multi-disciplinary perspective. She is also a member of the Rule of Law and Economic Development Working Group at McGill University.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Public Engagement Officer for the Anti-SLAPP Research Hub.

LGBT+ Ally for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Member of the Centre for Private International Law.

External Memberships

Associated Researcher for POPBACK Project investigating Populist Backlash, Democratic Backsliding, and the Crisis of the Rule of Law in the European Union.

Collaborator with Rule of Law and Economic Development Research Group (McGill University)

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Teaching Responsibilities

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance for Corporate Finance

Comparative and International Perspectives on Company Law

Private International Law


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