The Law Faculty has a large body of graduate research students. Read about the programme of student-led discussion groups and see the recently completed PhDs.

Our current students are working on a range of topics:

Quentin Cregan
Quentin’s doctoral research focuses upon the interaction between copyright enforcement regimes with public and procedural law.

Thomas Dysart
Tom's doctoral research explores the relationship between copyright and contract, focusing on Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) and Creative Commons (CC) licences as mechanisms of private ordering.

Alvaro Fernandez de la Mora
Alvaro's doctoral research explores ongoing domestic, regional and international trademark litigation in the search for patterns of transnational norm formation in trademark law.

Henry Fraser
Henry undertook a B.A/L.L.B. at the University of Sydney and graduating with honours in 2008. He worked as a solicitor at Allens Linklaters from 2010-2012, and maintains a New South Wales practising certificate. He completed an M.St in Legal Research at Oxford in 2013, for which he wrote a dissertation about Kantian theories of copyright. His DPhil research is focussed on how copyright law influences the allocation of resources in the creative sphere, how this influences the quality of creative material, and how these qualitative outcomes should be taken into account in copyright policy and law making.

Kathy-Anne (Gabe) Hughes
Gabrielle is a DPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford, School of Archaeology, focusing on on Cultural Heritage Law. Using Indigenous video games as case study, her research examines traditional knowledge and copyright in digital spaces.

Alexandra Mogyoros
Alexandra is DPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford. She is Co-convenor of the IP Discussion Group

Poorna Mysoor
Poorna's doctoral research focuses on implied licence in copyright law. She is Co-Convenor of the IP Discussion Group.

Luis Henrique Porangaba
Luis' MPhil research focuses on trade mark law.

Karen Walsh
Karen's doctoral research is in the area of European Patent Law.

Andrea Zappalaglio
Andrea is a DPhil candidate specialised in Intellectual Property Law.  He graduated at the University of Milan (1st class cum laude) and earned the LLM Degree at the University College of London (Distinction).