Philippa is a DPhil candidate in Labour Law. The aim of her thesis is to ensure the effective protection of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights in the employment relationship. This includes an examination of the applicability of human rights to the private employment relationship, an investigation of the adequacy of current mechanisms for the purpose of ECHR rights vindication and proposals for how the level of protection could be improved so that it is in line with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. 

She is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Law Faculty and organises the tutorials for FHS Labour Law students. She is also the co-convenor of the Oxford Labour Law Discussion Group. 

Philippa graduated from the University of Birmingham with First Class honours. She was awarded a Distinction on the Bachelor of Civil Law in 2015 from St Catherine's College and received a Distinction in 2016 for her MPhil on the statutory mechanism of unfair dismissal. Her research is currently funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 


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Research Interests

Labour Law, Human Rights Law, Discrimination Law.

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Labour Law

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