Ayushi is a DPhil candidate in Law at Oxford (supervised by Professor Imogen Goold and Dr. Lisa Forsberg), a Lecturer at Queen's College, and a Graduate Research Resident at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Her thesis examines the fairness and equality implications of the use of human enhancement technology, and she hopes to offer conclusions that can be adopted into the regulation of this technology. Her research is part-funded by the Law Faculty and the JN Tata Scholarship. Ayushi also serves as the Junior Dean at St. Benet’s Hall, and the Graduate Mooting Assistant at the Oxford Law Faculty.

Before commencing her doctoral studies, Ayushi was an International Fellow at Dejusticia, Colombia and an Asst. Prof. at Jindal Global Law School in India, where she taught inter alia Global Constitutionalism with Prof. Upendra Baxi. She read for the BCL in 2018-19 at Exeter College, Oxford for which she was offered the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholarship and Cornelia Sorabjee scholarship (declined). Prior to that, she completed B.A. LL.B. at National Law School of India University, and graduated as a gold-medallist. While at NLSIU, Ayushi was the Chief Editor of Indian Journal of International Economic Law, Editor of Socio-Legal Review, Joint-Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, Captain of Women’s Basketball team, and founder of the University Feminist Alliance.

Ayushi enjoys mooting and debating. She has coached moot teams in Oxford and in India, and regularly judges moot court competitions. She has won the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, Blackstone Chambers Human Rights Moot Court Competition at Oxford, and several national moot courts in India. She has also been the best speaker (finals) at Blackstone, best defence counsel at the International Criminal Court Moot, the Hague, and overall best speaker at KK Luthra Criminal Law Moot and Amity International Law Moot.

Ayushi likes to dabble in creative writing. Her short stories and poems have been published or awarded at both national as well as international platforms. Her other interests include painting, meditation, and learning new sports.

Research Interests

Bioethics, international human rights law, equality law, regulation, emerging technology 

Research projects & programmes

Graduate Research Student Residency Programme