Alan obtained his PhD from the University of Kent in 2005. He has been teaching on the Obligations team since 2005. He has also taught on the International Business Transactions, Business Law, and Intellectual Property Law undergraduate modules, and the Information Technology module on the Masters programme. He has been a visiting lecturer at City University London, Middlesex University and the University of Surrey. He completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2011.
Alan's research interests include Privacy and Data Protection, Asbestos related issues, Information and Communication Law and International Commercial Law, and new developing technologies such as Drones.
He has appeared on BBC Television News, BBC Watchdog programme, BBC South East News and BBC Look North discussing drones. He has also been interviewed by BBC Radio Sussex, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Devon on issues relating to drones and privacy. His drone related work has also been mentioned in articles in the Guardian, New York Times, BBC Online Website, Miami Herlad, Brisbane Times, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He has also helped BBC News, the BBC Breakfast programme, and BBC Crimewatch Roadshow with drone related stories.
The House of Lords EU Internal Market Committee in its Report on the Civil use of drones referred to Evidence Alan had provided, and in the subsequent House of Lords debate on the Report, Alan and his research were again mentioned. Alan was also quoted In the House of Commons Transport Committee's Report into Operation Stack in June 2016.
He was recently invited to be an expert participant in a Drone Public Dialogue event organised on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Department of Transport that is being used to help develop Government drone policies, he is also a member of Kent Police's Drone Development Board.
Some examples of Alan's media appearances are here.back to top
Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository
Teaching and Supervision
- The Law of Obligations
- Business Law
- Dissertation supervision
- IBT (convenor)
- Computer Law
- Professional Responsibility
Other Academic Activities
Alan blogs at http://alanmacblog.wordpress.com/
Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
Society for Computers and Law.
Society of Legal Scholars.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.