Our PhD Students
Kwaku Adu-Amankwa is currently a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde (UK). Kwaku holds a Master of Engineering Management and Bachelors (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leicester (UK) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Ghana) respectively. Kwaku has international industry work experience from a variety of roles within the oil & gas, design & manufacturing, and production engineering sectors across Ghana, USA, UK, China & Nigeria.
Kwaku’s primary research interests are within the fields of digital manufacturing, engineering technologies, business management and law; thus, his PhD currently focuses on the complex security relationships that are associated with intellectual property of additive manufacturing applications within digitally enabled supply chains. Additionally, Kwaku has interest in socio-legal studies, intellectual property, law, technology & regulation within the Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law & Policy.
Sideris Draganidis is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Strathclyde. He holds an LL.M in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde and an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen. He has been a lawyer and member of a Greek Bar Association since 2009. His research interests include IT law in general, and regulatory issues involving IT law, public international law and telecommunications law. His research focuses on regulation and related policy, at national, regional and, particularly, international level, for cryptocurrencies.
Arletta graduated from the University of Stirling in June 2019 with the First Class LL.B. (Hons) and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Strathclyde. Arletta has worked at various law firms in Scotland and actively supported international, law, doctoral students. She also acts as a freelance interpreter and provided support for the Vis Moot. She also assists in the delivery of undergraduate modules.
Arletta’s research interest includes privacy, digital economy, data protection, goals and enforcement of competition law, and Big Data. Arletta’s thesis focuses on the impact of privacy and Big Data on the EU competition law goals. It also considers the enforcement of competition law in the Big Data issues and attempts to identify workable and predicable intervention benchmarks and scope of remedies.
LinkedIn: Arletta Gorecka
Meryem Horasan is a Ph.D. student at the University of Strathclyde. Meryem completed her LL.B. degree at Marmara University, Istanbul in 2006. She has been a member of Istanbul Bar Association since 2008 and practised as a lawyer for 4 years including a 1 year internship in Istanbul. Meryem then went on to obtain her LL.M. degree from the University of Nottingham in International Commercial Law in 2013.
Her primary research interests are intellectual property law in general, the intersection between intellectual property and internet law and intermediary liability on the internet. Additionally, she is interested in the relationship between intellectual property and private international law, potential issues of private international law on the internet, in particular jurisdiction and choice of law questions arising from intellectual property cases that involve internet.
Meryem’s PhD research focuses on the secondary liability of online intermediaries for infringement of intellectual property rights as well as questions of jurisdiction and choice of law arising from intellectual property rights and their exploitation over the internet; which court has jurisdiction and which is the applicable law in cases related to infringement of intellectual property rights on the internet.
Laura Martin graduated from the University of Strathclyde in May 2017 with a First Class LLB (Hons) and is currently undertaking her PhD at Strathclyde. She has worked for various Glasgow based solicitors and is actively involved in local politics. Laura also teaches Intellectual Property on the DL LLM programme and assists in the delivery of undergrad modules. She is also University Ambassador for the Society for Computers and Law.
Her research interests include data protection, privacy, surveillance, the implementation of technology in workplaces, artificial intelligence, wearable technology and intellectual property. Her PhD thesis is primarily focused on data protection and privacy in working environments. Laura intends to conduct research into the surveillance of workers in smart workplaces and the gig economy. She is also interested in the relationship between privacy of workers and labour law.
LinkedIn: Laura Martin
Kaspar is a lawyer, who graduated with his Bachelor of Laws in 2016, and Master of Laws in 2018 from the University of Southern Denmark. He is at the moment a PhD Candidate at the Department of Computer and Information Science under the Strathclyde Security Group. Before initializing research, Kaspar worked as a Civil Servant at Ankestyrelsen in Denmark, which is the highest social service appeal institution in the country, and independently decided on decisions regarding state pensions and more.
Kaspar’s research interests include every possible area of law, but currently he is focused on EU-law in general, Software Law, Private Law in general and International Law. On the Computer Science side of things, he is mostly focused on Cybersecurity, Cyberphysical Systems, Expert Decision Systems, Automated Decision-making, Access Control, Artificial Intelligence and Computational Logic.
His PhD is done by publication and the overarching theme is Cybersecurity and Law. The first two papers concern medical devices, EU-law, National Civil Law, Cyberattacks and Software law.