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Human rights and artificial intelligence; law, justice and algorithmic decision-making; legal regulation of new technologies (AI, biometrics); online speech, online harms and disinformation; data privacy

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Research Interests

Legal & ethical regulation of artificial intelligence

Human rights-compliance of biometric technologies, esp. facial recognition technology

Online disinformation & democratic harms

Teaching Interests

M9352 Internet Law (year 3)

M7303 Law & the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence (year 3)

M9437 Internet Law (Honours)

M7908 Human Rights & Digital Technologies (PGT)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Laws, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 15 Dec 2022

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 14 Dec 2007

Doctor of Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 7 Jul 2005

Dipl.-Pol., Freie Universität Berlin

Award Date: 13 Dec 1994


  • human rights
  • artificial intelligence
  • biometric technologies
  • new technologies
  • data justice
  • feminist theory
  • disinformation
  • ethics


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