Associate Dean for Research Professor of Law,
LLB (Leeds), LLM (Edinburgh), Solicitor
Professor Lorna Woods has research interests in the areas of broadcasting law and policy, regulation of the media (including the Internet), and related issues of freedom of expression and privacy. She is also known for her work in EC Law (particularly free movement rights and the law relating to public services) as well as the European Union and human rights. She practised as a solicitor for five years, working at Simmons and Simmons before returning to academia. She has taught at Sheffield University and Essex University before joining City University in 2008. She is currently Associate Dean for Research.
She is the co-author of 'EU Law' (9th Ed ) (OUP, 2006) one of the leading textbooks in this field; (with Sabine Michalowski) 'German Constitutional Rights' (Ashgate, 1999); 'Free Movement of Goods and Services' (Ashgate, 2004); and (with Prof. J. Harrison) 'European Broadcasting Law and Policy' (Cambridge University Press, 2007 and has published widely in the field of European broadcasting law and policy. Professor Woods has been country expert in respect of a number of studies relating to regulation, self-regulation and co-regulation in the media and new media sectors, commissioned variously by the European Commission, DFID and a number of NGOs. She has also contributed to the UNESCO/Council of Europe round table on Ethics and the Internet.