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, and LegalTech. Further areas include topics in relation to contract and commercial law.

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Personal profile


Since 2021, I am the ​ Director for Postgraduate Research in Law and a Senior 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 in 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 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 a 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 related 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 LegalTech. I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Online Contracting and the Supply of Digital Content to Consumers, Swansea University

Award Date: 28 Feb 2018

LLB, Swansea University

Award Date: 26 Jul 2013

External positions

External Examiner, London South Bank University

Sept 201931 Dec 2023


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


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