Dr Andelka M. Phillips

Andelka Phillips

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA/LLB, BA(Hons), LLM(First Class Honours) (Auckland), DPhil(Oxon)

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About Andelka

Dr Phillips is a Senior Lecturer at Te Piringa Faculty of Law and a Research Associate with the University of Oxford's Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX).

Her recent research has focused on the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, examining the industry's use of wrap contracts (browsewrap and clickwrap). This is the subject of her forthcoming book entitled Buying Your Self on the Internet: Wrap Contracts and Personal Genomics, which will Edinburgh University Press as part of its Future Law series in June 2019. She is also co-editing with Professor Jonathan Herring and Dr Thana Campos Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law, which will be published as part of Oxford University Press' Philosophical Foundations of Law series in 2019.

Her research interests are in Information Technology Law and Medical and Health Law, specifically the use, storage, and treatment of sequenced genomic data. Her current and on-going research is concerned with a variety of issues, including: wrap contracts, the regulation of emerging and disruptive technologies, consumer protection, surveillance technologies, artificial intelligence and regulation of robotics, synthetic biology, cyber security, and responsible innovation. She is also particularly interested in the societal impact of new and emerging technologies.

Andelka was formerly the Ussher Assistant Professor in Information Technology Law and the Convenor of the Technology, Law and Society Research Group in the Law School at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. She has also taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Auckland.

She completed her doctorate at Oxford and her doctoral research examined the use of online wrap contracts (clickwrap and browsewrap) and the protection of consumers’ rights in their genetic information in the context of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing.

While at Oxford, she was the General Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and also convened the Oxford Medical Law and Ethics Discussion Group and the Oxford Privacy Information Law and Society Discussion Group.

For more details on her work, please see her personal website.

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direct-to-consumer genetic tests, electronic contracts, governance of technology, privacy, genetic privacy

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Phone: 6072