Miss Amy Thomas

  • Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Information Law (Law)


Amy Thomas is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Glasgow School of Law / CREATe centre. Amy joined the University of Glasgow as a PhD student in 2017, thereafter working as a Research and Teaching Associate in 2019.

Amy completed her PhD in 2022, having defended her doctoral thesis entitled 'The Copyright User: A Socio-Legal Enquiry'. Her PhD thesis offers an alternative methodological approach to conceptualising the user through contract, using critical discourse analysis.

Amy has a background in law and social sciences, and works as the Managing Editor of the Copyright Evidence Wiki, which curates empirical evidence on how copyright works in society.


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  • 2022: ALCS commissioned report 'UK Authors' Earnings and Contracts: A Survey of 60,000 Writers'
  • 2022: ESRC IAA Follow On Fund 'You Can Play'
  • 2021: ESRC IAA User Engagement Fund ‘You Can Play: Developing User-Generated Content Policies for Video Game Creators'
  • 2017: PhD Scholarship in legal aspects of data and digital innovation at School of Law, in collaboration with international law firm CMS and CREATe


  • Course Convenor (semester 2), Intellectual Property Law (LLB) University of Glasgow
  • Course Convenor, Intellectual Property Law (CCPR, Masters) University of Glasgow
  • Course Convenor: Copyright in the Digital Environment (LLM) University of Glasgow
  • Teaching Assistant: CopyrightX:CREATe (affiliated course offered by Harvard Law School) University of Glasgow
  • Lecutrer, Law for Engineers (intellectual property law) (Undergraduate) University of Glasgow

Amy has previously worked as a guest lecturer at the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, the University of Strathclyde, and the University of Stockholm.

Additional information

Associate Fellowship of Recognising Excellence in Teaching (2020, University of Glasgow)