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Staff Research Areas

York Law’s research covers a diverse and exciting range of subject areas. These areas have been developed in both socio-legal, law and context approaches as well as doctrinal and practice-based approaches. Staff welcome collaborative projects and PhD candidates in the areas below.

All staff and PGR students are located in at least one research cluster. Staff encourage applications from prospective PGR students on topics within the interests of the clusters. For further information please see our cluster pages.

Administrative Justice, Simon Halliday, Joe Tomlinson

Artificial Intelligence Law, Phillip MorganSean Thomas (commercial applications)

Business History, Sean Thomas (commercial law c1750-1900),  Sarah Wilson

Circular Economy, Sean Thomas 

Conflicts and Transition, Ioana Cismas

Contract and Commercial, Phillip Morgan, Jenny SteeleSean Thomas

Corporate Governance, Ioana Cismas (human rights accountability)

Corporate Law, Richard Nolan

Counter Terrorism, Joanna Gilmore, Lawrence McNamara 

Criminal Law, Joanna Gilmore, Kate Leader, Matt Matravers, Ailbhe O'Loughlin, Sean Thomas (property offences),  Sarah Wilson (financial crime)

Criminology and Criminal Justice, Joanna Gilmore, Kate Leader, Matt Matravers, Ailbhe O'Loughlin

Employment LawCharlotte O'Brien

Environmental Law, Stuart Bell

EU Law, Alvaro Fernandez-Mora, Charlotte O'Brien, Kathryn Wright

Financial Regulation, Sarah Wilson

Gender, Caroline Hunter, Charlotte O'Brien

Gender and Sexuality, Sue Westood

Housing Law, Caroline Hunter, Jed Meers

Human Rights, Ioana Cismas, Alvaro Fernandez-Mora, Joanna Gilmore, Alex GreenMartin JonesKate Leader, Jed MeersCharlotte O'BrienJenny Steele, Sue Westwood

Human Rights Defenders, Martin JonesPiergiuseppe Parisi

Insurance, Jenny Steele

Intellectual Property Law, Alvaro Fernadez-Mora, Peter Harrison

International Law, Ioana Cismas, Alex GreenMartin JonesKate Leader (International Criminal Law)

Law, Age and Ageing, Sue Westwood

Law and History/Legal History, Sarah Wilson

Law and Humanities, Kate Leader

Legal Philosophy, Alex Green

Litigants in Person, Kate Leader

Media Law, Lawrence McNamara

Medical Law, Law and Health, Matt Matravers, Ailbhe O'Loughlin, Sue Westwood

Migrants and Refugee Law, Martin Jones, Joe Tomlinson

Personal Property Law, Sean Thomas

Political Philosophy, Alex Green

Property Law, Jed Meers, Emma Waring, Sean Thomas

Public and Constitutional Law, Lawrence McNamara, Jed MeersJoe Tomlinson, Kathryn Wright

Religion and Law, Ioana Cismas, Sue Westwood

Smart Homes and Smart Goods, Sean Thomas

Sociology and Philosophy of Law, Matt Matravers (Philosophy of Law)

Tort Law, Alex Green (Tort law theory),  Phillip Morgan, Jenny Steele

Transitional Justice, Ioana Cismas

Trust Law, Richard Nolan, Sarah Wilson

Welfare and Social Care, Simon Halliday, Caroline Hunter, Jed Meers, Charlotte O'BrienJoe Tomlinson, Sue Westwood