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Ken Wilson

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences



Ken Wilson is a Doctoral Research Student in the School of Law. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx) with some 25 years experience of delivering a range of contentious and non-contentious legal services in private Solicitors' practice. He holds an LLB (Hons) from Queen's University Belfast, a Diploma from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM in European Legal Studies(Distinction) majoring in Intellectual Property Law from Cardiff University. Prior to his postgraduate studies,Ken undertook an internship at the European Documentation Centre at Cardiff University. As part of a pan European team he researched, (co) authored, edited and updated a series of guides to the institutions and policies of the European Union and the Council of Europe all of which have been published on European Sources Online.

Teaching Summary

Ken tutors on the Undergraduate Intellectual Property and Industrial Property modules.

Research Summary

The working title of Ken's PhD is:

'Open Access and the Academy: An analysis of some salient Copyright and Related Legal Interfaces.'

The research addresses a range of Philosophical/Theoretical/Conceptual,Legislative, Jurisprudential,Historical and Practical interfaces. It investigates and evaluates these various interfaces to identify lessons,challenges and opportunities arising from Open Access as the normative publishing platform for publicly funded research.It is one of 40 such programmes being undertaken by CREATe interdisciplinary teams across seven UK Universities

Supervisors: Professor Estelle Derclaye and Professor Paul Torremans

Funder: CREATe the Research Councils UK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy.

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