Dr Kirsty Hughes

University Associate Professor in Public Law at Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

University Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Dr Kirsty Hughes is a University Associate Professor in Public Law, in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow at Clare College where she is a Director of Studies and Admissions Tutor for Arts and Humanities. She currently lectures and supervises students in Civil Liberties and Human Rights, European Human Rights, Public Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. She is course convenor for the LLM Civil Liberties and Human Rights paper.

Her research interests are in the fields of public law, human rights and media law, and her research employs a range of interdisciplinary, theoretical, comparative and doctrinal approaches. She is particularly interested in the law of privacy, photographs, free speech, protest, and the constitutional and human rights issues raised by procedure.

Prior to taking up a University lectureship, Dr Hughes was the Turpin-Lipstein Lecturer in Law at Clare College from 2009-2013. She had previously completed her doctoral thesis A Behavioural Understanding of Privacy: Article 8 European Convention on Human Rights and a Right to Respect for Barriers in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (supervised by Professor David Feldman QC). During that time she also worked at the Australian Law Reform Commission on the project For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice. In 2005 she held an academic position at the University of Warsaw (Poland), and lectured at universities in Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw and Lublin (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Budapest (Hungary).