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Edwards appointed to Strathclyde chair
12 January 2011
The University of Strathclyde has appointed Professor Lilian Edwards as Professor of E-Governance Law.
Professor Edwards, most recently Professor of Internet Law at Sheffield University, began her academic career at Strathclyde, where she taught from 1986 to 1988, and then moved to Edinburgh (1989-2006) and Southampton (2006-08) Universities. She has written extensively on internet law and joins Strathclyde under its John Anderson Research Leadership scheme, which is making significant investment in each of the university’s faculties to enhance its research through a series of high-level appointments.
Professor Edwards said: “I have great pleasure in joining Strathclyde at an exciting time for its new Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and for the university as a whole. Law is one of the many fields in which the university excels for research and I look forward to contributing to a research pool which informs both teaching and professional practice.
"Strathclyde also has a global reputation for its technology research. My role is to assess how that technology can be regulated for the public good, looking at current major topics such as privacy, censorship and social networking online."
Professor Mark Poustie, Head of the Law School at Strathclyde, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Lilian to the University. Her dynamism will be key to providing research leadership around e-governance and internet law and developing links with other scholars in regulation, human rights and private law within the school to build a strong cluster around these areas of research."
Professor Edwards’ appointment will be primarily a research post for the first three years but she will also be closely involved in the Law School’s LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law, under the new leadership of Dr Konstantinos Komaitis.