Alexander Latham-Gambi


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Alex is happy to supervise PhD students in any of his areas of research expertise, including:
• Constitutional theory
• Legal/political philosophy
• Public law
• Human rights law
• Housing law

Potential students are invited to get in touch via e-mail to discuss their preliminary research proposals.

Current PhD student:
• Sylvester Ogba, HLA Hart and Nigerian Jurisprudence (at Swansea University)

Past PhD student:
• Antonia Murillo, Checks and Balances in the Planning System in England and Wales (at the University of Sussex)


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Personal profile


Alex joined Birmingham Law School in 2022. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (2015), an LLM from University College London (2010) and a BA from the University of Oxford (2004). He has previously worked as a lecturer at Swansea University (2018-22) and the University of Sussex (2015-17). He was called to the Bar in 2006, and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2016.

Research interests

Alex’s main area of expertise in constitutional theory. His current research is focused on the shared understandings that underlie legal and political practices, and in the role that political institutions play in propagating those understandings through symbolic representation. He is also interested more broadly in legal and political philosophy, as well as substantive UK public law, human rights law and housing law. He has published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Review of Politics and Public Law, and is an occasional contributor to the UK Constitutional Law blog.


PhD Law (Edinburgh)

LLM Public Law and Human Rights Law (UCL)

BA Jurisprudence (Oxford)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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