Margarita Amaxopoulou

Digital Policy Postdoctoral Researcher

Biography

Margarita Amaxopoulou is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS), Faculty of Law. 

She is currently conducting research on the legal and societal challenges of fact-checking in the online shere in the era of AI. She is also co-designing an executive course focused on media literacy for judges and policymakers. Margarita is interested in the ethical, legal and societal aspects of new and emerging technologies and has a background in socio-legal and regulation studies. She has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to pursue a 3-year research project on credibility contests between legal and computer science experts in AI regulation and their legal and societal implications at CSLS, from May 2025 onwards.

Prior to joining the CSLS, she worked as a Researcher at the Cloud Legal Project, Queen Mary University of London, where she studied legal and regulatory issues triggered by generative AI. Her PhD, which she obtained from the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London (KCL), explored how AI regulation processes trigger institutional changes in the UK and the EU, involving interviews with AI regulation participants (viva: no revisions). Her doctoral work was supported by the ‘Anthony Guest PhD Scholarship’, the only 3-year generic scholarship offered to prospective PhD students by KCL Law School in 2018, on the basis of the best research proposal in the year's cohort. Her writing-up year was supported by two competitive scholarships from Onassis Foundation and A.G. Leventis Foundation. During her PhD studies, Margarita was a Visiting Lecturer at KCL Law School, a summer research fellow in the Legal Priorities Project, and a Research Associate at the University of Surrey, when she conducted research in collaboration with the UK House of Commons Library on hate speech against MPs.

She has published on the legal challenges that online crowdfunding platforms pose for consumer protection, on different regulatory approaches that local transport regulators in the UK take towards platform companies like Uber and on hate speech in political discourse.

She has taught cloud computing law at Queen Mary University of London, consumer protection law at KCL, and business law at Keele Law School and she has offered various guest lectures in technology law subjects in these universities. She has obtained an LLM in transnational law from KCL (Distinction), with the support of a Yeoh Tiong Lay Scholarship, and an LLB from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (valedictorian).

 

 

 

Research Interests

Ethical, legal and societal aspects of new and emerging technologies; Power, Political Economy and Regulation of Technology; Technology Law; Socio-legal studies

 

Research projects & programmes

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