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Dr Sujitha Subramanian

Senior Lecturer in Law & Associate Head of Department Law


    Personal Statement

    I am a Senior Lecturer in law at Liverpool Law School. I am serving as the Associate Head of the Department of Law at the University of Liverpool School of Law & Social Justice since 2022. I am member of the University of Liverpool's Central Research Ethics Committee since 2017.

    I completed my LLM degree in International Trade and Finance Law from Aberdeen University, Scotland. I was based at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, Norwich whilst writing my doctoral thesis on the ‘Non-Use and Unreasonable Use of Intellectual Property Rights.’ The doctoral studies was funded by the University of East Anglia Graduate Studentship Scheme Funding & Norwich Law School Scholarships.

    I have been a full-time academic since 2008 and completed my Post-Grad Diploma in Teaching in UK Higher Education in 2011. Before joining Liverpool, I was an academic at the University of Bristol, England and Aberystwyth University, Wales. I also have experience teaching at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge); Wroclaw University (Poland); Masaryk University (Czech Republic); University of East Anglia (Norwich) and Norfolk County Council. I have a research-led teaching approach and have taught undergraduate, and post-graduate students in the area of intellectual property law, competition law, digital justice and law of contract.

    I was a Research scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, Munich (Early 2015) (Funded by the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Scholarship Programme); I have also been a Visiting Researcher, Centre for Law & Policy Research, Bangalore (Dec – Jan 2015) and Visiting Researcher, University of Cape Town (Oct – Nov 2014) (Funded by the Institute for Advanced Studies Researcher Mobility Awards)

    PhD Supervision:
    Bianca Hanuz - Funded by Graduate Teaching Fund, University of Liverpool - "Examining the application of blockchain technology as a solution to and enabler of end user online copyright infringement" (Completed)
    Rebecca Owens - Funded by Sir Joseph Rotblat Scholarship, University of Liverpool - "Recaliberating Research Exemption: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Access to Biotechnological Research Tools Within Public Research Organisations
    Yichen Zhang - Funded by China Scholarship Council Funding - "The Emergence of Text and Data Mining Technique in the Digital Era – A Contemporary Challenge to Intellectual Property Rights"
    Phoung Ngo - Funded by Hodgson Scholarship, University of Liverpool - "Integrating privacy behavioural economics in competition analysis to enhance the enforcement of the EU competition law"
    I also support supervision for
    Marcelo Campbell, Funded by the AHRC North-West Doctoral Consortium Scholarship (working on Unhealthy Food Environments, Human Rights and Strategic Litigation)
    Franco Castillo, Funded by the Chilean Government Scholarship (working on Abuse of Dominance; Exploitative Abuses by Digital Platforms)