Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am happy to supervise PhD students in the areas of electronic commerce, digital goods, information technology and law and technology. Further areas include topic in relation to contract and commercial law.

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Personal profile


Since 2021, I am the ​Course Director for Postgraduate Law Programmes and a Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth where I teach and research in the areas of Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, LegalTech and Law and Technology.

I obtained an LLB in 2013 from Swansea University and went on to undertake a study for my PhD on 'Online Contracting and the Supply of Digital Content to Consumers' which I completed in 2018.

Research Interests

My research focuses on contractual issues on e-commerce and consumer law as well as contemporary issues of information technology law. The immediate focus is on the consumer’s position in e-commerce transactions, particularly where the product in question is digital content.

Before turning to an academic legal career, I worked as a software engineer In Germany which places me in a position to tackle the legal issues from a strong technological background. This background informs my research and enables me to find innovative solutions to global issues on the law and technology. There is a growing need for research on legal and technological issues surrounding smart contracts, blockchains and self-executing contracts. On a global scale, there is lack of understanding as to the possibilities and limits of these technologies. I collaborate with academics on a national and international basis on projects, conferences and articles, informing about the technology and revealing and exploring relating issues.

Teaching Responsibilities

I actively teach the these modules:

  • Applied LegalTech (Postgraduate)
  • Commercial and Consumer Law (Postgraduate)
  • Commercial Law (Undergraduate)

Alongside, I supervise a number of dissertations (undergraduate and postgraduate).

In the past I also taught on the following modules:

  • Contract Law
  • European Union Law
  • Legal Project
  • Current Legal Issues

Media Availability

I am happy to be contacted by the media about my research interests covering Consumer Protection, Law and Technology and LegLTech. I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Swansea University

Award Date: 28 Feb 2018

LLB, Swansea University

Award Date: 26 Jul 2013

External positions

External Examiner, London South Bank University

Sep 201931 Dec 2023


  • K Law (General)
  • Consumer protection
  • Electronic Commerce
  • LegalTech
  • Online contracting
  • Law and Technology
  • Information Technology Law


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