PhD, University of Strathclyde Law School, June 2020

LLM (Distinction), International Law and Sustainable Development, University of Strathclyde Law School, May 2013

MSc (Merit), Information and Library Studies, University of Strathclyde

BA, Sociology and History (minor), Smith College

Conference Papers

Freedom of Information and the Boundaries of Public Law, University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference, January 2017

Transparency, International: Comparative Legal Approaches to Freedom of Information and Private Contractors, Augsburg Graduate Conference, June 2016

Freedom of Information and Functions of a Public Nature, Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information, and the Law, Centre for Information Rights, April 2016

State Schools or State Secrets: Does the Free Schools Programme Threaten Freedom of Information?, Southern Law PhD Conference, May 2015

Triumph for Transparency? : Assessing the Impact of Freedom of Information Laws, Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Warwick University, April 2015

Labour Law and Women Workers in the United States: The Right to Work for Less?, Queen’s University Belfast International Women’s Day Conference: Women, Law and Disorder, March 2015

Private Companies, Public Functions, and Access to Information: Should the Freedom of Information Act be Extended?,  North East Law Forum Conference, July 2014

Freedom of Information: Historical and Conceptual Foundations, London School of Economics Young Public Law Scholars Workshop, May 2014

Preserving Public Law Values in Austerity Britain, Newcastle University Postgraduate Law Conference, April 2014


Lecturer in Law, University of Buckingham Law School

Tutor, University of Strathclyde Law School

Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde School of Education

Institutional Repository Assistant, University of Strathclyde

Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde School of Psychological & Health Sciences

Researcher, Ringgold Inc.

Campus Librarian, Harrison College  (United States)

Librarian, Highland Council


The Student’s View: Report from the Conference, Serials (July 2008), co-authored with Emma Anderson, Maria Tourna, Stephanie Jardine, and Winnie Tam

Online Publications

A Decade of FOI in Scotland: Celebrating Success, Securing Rights for the Future, Blog Now/Act Now Training, February 2015

Public Functions, Private Companies, and Freedom of Information, The Informed, March 2014


Organiser, University of Stratchlyde Law School Postgraduate Law Conference – “Visualising the Law,” 2016

Convener, Strathclyde University Postgraduate Law Reading and Discussion Group


Campbell Burns Scholarship (Strathclyde Law School)

Saltire Scholarship (declined in favour of Campbell Burns)

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