I am a graduate teaching assistant for Foundations of Public Law and Legal Skills, and I am undertaking research on the influence of emotions on judicial decision-making funded via SeNSS (South East Network for Social Sciences). I am interested in administrative law, judicial discretion and decision-making, substantive review and statutory interpretation, and the judicial branch in common law systems generally. My recent publications include: 'Bifurcation, unification, and calibration: A comparison of Indian and English approaches to proportionality' (Indian Law Review, 2018): https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xAXM9gHPWAR4g5aW7D8N/full 'Common law proportionality in English law: are we there yet?' (post for the Admin Law Blog): https://adminlawblog.org/2017/09/07/common-law-proportionality-in-english-law-are-we-there-yet/
Research and professional activities
The role of judicial emotions in the human rights proportionality jurisprudence of the UK Supreme Court
Using a discourse analysis methodology, I am investigating whether and how judicial emotions can be said to influence decision-making and legal reasoning using the doctrine of proportionality in human rights litigation.
Supervisor: Richard Cornes