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Dr Lachlan D. Urquhart

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Lecturer in Technology Law

LL. B, Hons (Edin); LL.M IT & Telecoms Law, Distinction (Strath); Ph.D Computer Science (Nott).

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On Sabbatical in 2021/22

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I am a Lecturer in Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh. I am also a visiting researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, where I was a Research Fellow in Information Technology Law from 2016-2018. I’m a core member of the Centre for Data, Culture and Society and was Director of the eLL.M in Information Technology Law (2019-20).

I am an interdisciplinary researcher, having degrees in both computer science (PhD) and law (LL.B and LL.M) . I was a researcher at the Centre for Internet Law and Policy, University of Strathclyde and visiting researcher at the Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University.

I primarily work at the boundaries of computing, information technology law, and computer ethics. I focus extensively on the technical, sociological, and interactional implications of living with interactive computing (e.g. ubicomp, robotics, smart homes & cities, social media etc.). I have been Co-I on funded projects totalling over £5m.

I often collaborate with researchers from different disciplines, ranging from architecture and criminology to art and media studies. My publications are available here, projects here and recent public speaking here.

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