Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Please contact me if you have research interests relating to my research areas or areas of publication.

I am particularly keen to hear from research students that have an interest in the intersection of artificial intelligence and broader public law concepts as well as in the impact of AI in public / legislative decision-making.


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Personal profile


Paul is interested in all things related to the concept of the Rule of Law. A large amount of his time is spent trying to figure out—exactly—what the Rule of Law is, and in trying to think about the way that the concept can most clearly and effectively be expressed, discussed, and used. In attempting to do this, he works within and is interested in legal theory, legal history, political theory, public law, economics, and constitutional theory. Notwithstanding this broadly theoretical and historical approach to research, he also has an interest in artificial intelligence and the ways in which the law and legal institutions will need to adapt in order to cater for, and understand, AI in all of its guises.

Paul’s background is almost as eclectic as his research habits. He has made my way to academia through careers in the fitness industry, the police force, academic publishing, and legal practice as a commercial litigator.

Research area keywords

  • Rule of Law
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Constitutional Theory

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