My DPhil research is on image-based sexual abuse (sometimes known as ‘revenge pornography’ or ‘non-consensual pornography’). My thesis considers the nature of the wrong of image-based sexual abuse, to which end I draw from criminalisation and tort law theory, human rights law and gender-based violence frameworks; and work on the role of consent in criminal law. My project is supervised by Jonathan Herring.
I started working on the issue of image-based sexual abuse in 2014 when I wrote my first Master’s thesis - in Jurisprudence - on the status of criminalisation of ‘revenge pornography’ in Dutch criminal law. I went on to do a conceptual analysis of image-based sexual abuse towards a Master's thesis in Philosophy.
I very much enjoy teaching. I teach criminal law and tort law at several colleges in Oxford, and Medical Law and Ethics in the Law Faculty. I previously taught jurisprudence. Before I came to Oxford for my DPhil I taught law at Leiden University. This is also where I studied law and philosophy and obtained master’s degrees in Jurisprudence (LL.M), Philosophy (MA) and Public International Law (LL.M).
I convene the criminal law discussion group.