As a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Goldsmiths, University of London, I establish the impact of intellectual property on innovation.
The body of my work is devoted to critiquing intellectual property and its role in economies, with a focus on policy and management implications. Areas of speciality include trade secrets and IP in: business models, the creative industries and cybersecurity. My work demonstrates the role of copyright in shoring up business models in the digital media industries, and the complex cybersecurity environment in which trade secrets and confidential data exist.
For 2023-2024, I hold a Thomas Edison Innovation and Law Policy Fellowship at George Mason University, U.S.A.. I am a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Innovation Management Research at Birkbeck, and Visiting Faculty at the University of Bologna, Italy.
I dedicate a significant part of my work to supporting the research policy ecosystem. Since 2017, I have chaired several advisory boards and over £80M of funding panels. I currently serve as the acting Chair of the Digital Resilience & Security Advisory Board for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council at UK Research & Innovation. I regularly review domestic and international funding bids. I am on the board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP) and the UK Intellectual Property Office's Research Expert Advisory Group.
I joined the Institute for Cultural & Creative Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths in 2015. From 2017 - 2022, I held a prestigious UK Research & Innovation Digital Economy Fellowship. Previously, I served as a government economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) from 2013 to 2015, where I analysed patents, trade marks, designs, 3D printing, and copyright. I have also held positions at the School of Informatics & Design at Abertay University and the University of St Andrews. Prior to my academic career, I was a financial associate at Goldman Sachs in the US and Italy.
I have authored two Oxford University Press manuscripts on intellectual property: Creating Economy, which combines sociology and economics to present a nuanced understanding the relationship between artists and their works; and Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property, which sets out and critiques the economic framing of Intellectual Property. My research also appears extensively in academic journals and government reports.