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Cameron Giles

PhD Candidate and Associate Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School


Cameron GilesCameron is a PhD Candidate in the School of Law, a member of the Northumbria Internet and Society (NINSO) Research Interest Group and PGR Co-Convenor of the Northumbria Gender, Sexuality and Law Research Interest Group.

Previously, Cameron completed the MLaw (BPTC Exempting) Degree at Northumbria and was Called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2016. He then went on to complete an LLM in Legal and Political Theory at the University of York.

Cameron’s research looks at the role of dating applications as evidence in criminal cases relating to the transmission of HIV. He is supervised by Prof Chris Ashford, Dr Guido Noto la Diega and Ms Laura Graham. Cameron teaches on various modules on both the Law Foundation Year and MLaw/LLB (Hons) programs.

Campus Address

Room 417a (Postgraduate Hub) Faculty of Business and Law
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


LLM in Legal and Political Theory, University of York

MLaw Exempting (BPTC), Northumbria University

Research Themes & Scholarly Interests

As well as his current PhD research project, Cameron has a broad academic interest around topics including:

  • Gender, Sexuality and Law
  • Criminal Evidence
  • The Philosophy of Criminal Law
  • Legal Theory and Jurisprudence

Key Publications/Outputs

  • La Diega, Bessant, et al (2018) ‘Northumbria Internet and Society Research Interest Group’s Response to the House of Lords Communication Committee’s ‘The Internet: To Regulate or Not to Regulate?” Consultation’
  • ‘Daryll Rowe’s sentence could change the law’s approach to HIV transmission’ (The Conversation, 19 April 2018) <>
  • ‘Dating Apps Are in Danger of Confusing the Justice System’ (The Conversation, 20 Feb 2018) <>


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