Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Privacy, Data Protection and Human Rights

Other affiliations

St Antony's College


Dr Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and Fellow at St Antony’s College, where his research is funded by the British Academy. He previously worked at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, where he was a research fellow and a member of its equality, diversity and inclusion committee.

Richard has provided evidence to the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the UK Parliament, and has worked on cases before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UK Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. He also served on the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Task Force on Drones. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and reported in the press, including newspapers such as The Herald and The Times, as well as being referred to by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament.

Richard has taught in Brazil, Colombia, England, Guatemala, Lithuania, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States, and holds a visiting professorship at the Center for Technology and Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas.

He is the author of State Responsibility for Non-State Actors: Past, Present and Prospects for the Future (2022).


Research Interests

Richard’s research interests span a number of subjects, including artificial intelligence, behavioural economics, constitutional law, cultural heritage, human rights, moral responsibility, political philosophy, public international law, and socioeconomic inequality.