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.
This project has developed from earlier work. 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 doing a conceptual analysis of image-based sexual abuse towards a master's thesis in Philosophy.
Besides my DPhil I teach law at several colleges in Oxford, which I very much enjoy doing. I am also the convenor of the medical law and ethics discussion group and the criminal law discussion group.
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).