Olivia Hamlyn

Email: olivia.hamlyn@le.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2343

Personal details

BA Hons (Classics) (Oxford), Graduate Diploma in Law (City), LLM (UCL), PhD (UCL) Solicitor (non-practising)

I joined Leicester Law School in October 2016 and I'm currently completing my doctoral thesis at UCL on the regulation of "risky technologies" in the EU, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.

I have also completed a training contract with Clifford Chance LLP in 2013 and I am an active member of the UK Environmental Law Association. During my PhD, I worked as a tutor with The Brilliant Club and as a research assistant with the UK Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation, on the European Commission-funded RRI Tools project at UCL’s Department of Science and Technology Studies.


I am contributing to teaching on undergraduate modules in contract law and tort law for the academic year 2016-2017


  • Hamlyn, O., ‘Responsible Research and Innovation in Gene Editing’ UCL Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation Briefing Note (2015) (http://www.rri-tools.eu/documents/21503/103925/Genome+editing+RRI+brief.pdf)
  • Hamlyn, O., ‘Questioning the direction of genome editing’ RRI Tools Blog (2015), available online
  • Hamlyn, O., ‘Sustainability and the Failure of Ambition in European Pesticides Regulation’ (2015) 27(3) Journal of Environmental Law 405 (2015)
  • Hamlyn, O. and Hiester, E., ‘A Note on EU Pesticides Regulation’ UKELA e-law 14-18 (January 2014) (2014)
  • Hamlyn, O., ‘Reassessing environmental impact assessment: a role for wild law?’ (2011) 23(1) Environmental Law & Management 7-19.


Environmental law, law and technology, innovation governance, European law and science and technology studies

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