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Dr Philippa Collins

Lecturer, Director of Mooting


01392 723190

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Philippa is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter. She is a member of the teaching team in Land Law and convenes the third year module on Employment Law. Philippa is the Law School's Director of Mooting, responsible for leading the school's programme of internal, national and international advocacy activities. Her current research investigates the interaction between human rights law, particularly privacy and data protection, and technology in the workplace. 

Prior to her appointment at Exeter, Philippa taught Labour Law at the University of Oxford. She completed her doctorate at Brasenose College, Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Hugh Collins. Her thesis was an examination of the compliance of domestic employment rights with the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights, focusing particularly on the law of dismissal. Her research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She also obtained small grants from Brasenose College, Oxford Law Faculty and the global Labour Law Research Network to support her research activities. She has presented award-winning papers at conferences both nationally and internationally. 

Philippa also holds a Masters by Research and a Bachelor of Civil Law (LLM) from the University of Oxford, both awarded with Distinction. Her undergraduate degree was achieved with First Class Honours by the University of Birmingham, where she was awarded a Sir Henry Barber Scholarship for excellent academic performance in finals examinations. She is a member of the Society for Legal Scholars, the Labour Law Research Network and the Industrial Law Society, as well as an Associate Member of Centre for Law at Work based in the University of Bristol. She is a member of the Human Rights and Democracy Forum and the Science, Culture and the Law research group at the University of Exeter. 

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Office Hours: Philippa's office hours are 11-1 on Thursdays in Term 2, 19/20. You are welcome to simply knock on the door during these times and she will see you if she's available or book here: If these times are not convenient, do email directly to arrange an alternative time. 

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Research interests

  • Employment Law
  • Labour Law 
  • Human Rights 
  • Technology & Work
  • Land Law
  • Constitutional Law

Research supervision

Philippa welcomes discussions and proposals for research projects at all levels related to Employment and Labour Law broadly defined, and particularly its intersections with human rights. She is also interested in the broader question of the relationship between human rights law and private law. 

Modules taught


DPhil in Law (PhD): University of Oxford, Brasenose College (2018)

MPhil in Law: University of Oxford, Brasenose College, awarded with Distinction (2016)

BCL (an LLM): University of Oxford, St Catherine's College, awarded with Distinction (2015)

LLB (Hons): University of Birmingham with First Class Honours (2013)


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