Law and Technology research group

The Law and Technology research group brings together researchers, professionals, stakeholders and students, from legal and non-legal backgrounds, interested in the intersections between law and technology.

Our research focus

The group's research is focused on number of topics related to law and technology, including: aerospace, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, business-tech, cyber law, digital entertainment, e-commerce, employment, environment and climate change, healthcare, information technology, intellectual property, military technology, nano- and neuro- technology, robotics, security, space law, telecommunications, and many more.



Core members


  • Professor Michael Wynn (Department of Law, Kingston University)

Associate members

  • Professor Kay Peggs (Department of Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University)
  • Dr Darren McStravick (Department of Law, Kingston University)
  • Dr Aiman El Asam (Department of Psychology, Kingston University)

External partners

Institutional partners

The group's activities

  • Our main aim is to build a community of researchers of different backgrounds interested in the intersections between law and technology. In today's interconnected world, technology law issues are global in scope. Recognising this, the group implements international and interdisciplinary approach.
  • We produce collaborative research outputs published in leading peer reviewed journals, book series, conference series and reports.
  • We organise events, including conference and seminar series, substantive talks and study groups, followed by scientific publications, to create a specific impact.
  • We are committed to research-led teaching where students of different levels (LLB, LLM, PhD) are taught research findings in the fields of law and technology. Students' participation in our conferences and seminars will provide them with opportunities to meet academic experts in relevant fields, as well as practitioners from the private sector, which is important for their commercial awareness and employability.
  • We promote law competitions that embrace the area of law and technology.

Current and recent events

  • January 2023: Inaugural Kingston University Satellite Mission Hackathon
    This event saw students from the MBA Executive Program, the Department of Law and Department of Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology pathway) come together in a directed hackathon.
    The students were asked to produce a feasible satellite mission concept that aimed to assist meeting one of the 17 UN sustainability goals but additionally provide a commercially viable product that could be pitched to a local satellite company, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). 
  • 4 September 2020: Online conference titled "The Global Impact of Artificial Intelligence Across Industries: Law & Regulatory Perspectives."
  • April 2020: Law & Technology Workshop

Contact us

Dr Damian M. Bielicki
Department of Law
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 4328