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Qualifications

PhD Law, Durham University
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Durham Univerity
Durham University Learning and Teaching Award
MBA Corporate Social Responsibility (Nottingham), LLM, LLB

About

Dr Sadaf Shariat is a Lecturer in Law, based in the USW Business School. In September 2012, Sadaf started her academic career as a Teaching Assistant in a project organised by Newcastle University and Durham University. She worked as a Seminar Leader for Intellectual Property Law, EU Constitutional Law and Commercial Law modules at Durham Law School from 2014 to 2017. She also worked as a Sessional Lecturer and Tutor for International Intellectual Property and International Business Law modules at Edge Hill University in 2017. Sadaf is a former deputy convenor of Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences). She was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from Durham University, School of Education in January 2018. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Responsibilities

Module Leader:
• Patent Law taught at the UK Intellectual Property Office (LLM Intellectual Property Law)
• Information Technology Law taught at the UK Intellectual Property Office (LLM Intellectual Property Law)
• Frameworks of International and European Law (LLM Laws)
• Legislative and Professional Issues (MSc Project Management)

Module Tutor:
• Medical Law (LLB Law)
• Law and Order (LLM Laws)

Publications

Shariat. S. (2020) Generic Consistency in United States Patent Law: A Concept-theoretic Framework for Biotechnological Patents, British Journal of American Legal Studies, Volume 9 (forthcoming).

Shariat, S. & Khamseh, Z. (2019) ‘Fruits of the Same Tree’? A Systematic Review of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise Literature, 8th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business, 24-25 October 2019, University of Minho, Portugal.

Shariat. S. (2019) Dealing with the Questions of Property and Intellectual Property in Biotechnological Inventions: Alan Gewirth and the Principle of Generic Consistency, Fifth Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, ‘Bodies and Embodiment’, 30-31 May 2019, University of Birmingham, UK.

Dobson, A. & Shariat, S. (2019) Storytelling,Corporate Social Responsibility and Establishing Duties of Care, South Wales Business School Conference, University of South Wales, UK.

Shariat S. (2019) Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: How Ready Is the UK for Digital Health? The 8th International Conference on Law and Society: Law in the Digitalization Era, Istanbul, Turkey.

Shariat S. (2019) Law, Climate Change and Corporate Social Responsibility after the Paris Agreement, Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC), School of Law, Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, UK.

Shariat S. (2019) Law, Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies: the Way Forward, School of Law, Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, UK.

Shariat S. (2018) Balancing Economic Benefits and Human Rights in European Patent law: A Co-operative Model of Relationship, 8th International Conference on Information Law & Ethics, Modern Intellectual Property Governance and Openness in Europe: A Long and Winding Road? University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Shariat S. (2018) Generic Consistency in United States Patent Law: A Concept-theoretic Framework for Biotechnological Patents, Faculty of Business and Society Lecture Series, University of South Wales, UK.

Shariat S. (2015) Commercialisation of Gamete Donor Selection Technologies: A Case Study of 23andMe’s Designer Baby Patent from an EU Perspective. The Centre for the Study of Bioethics and the Hastings Center Enhancing Understanding of Enhancement International Conference. Belgrade, Serbia.

Shariat S. (2015) Wide Margin of Appreciation or Strict Interpretation Test: Reconciliation of Conflicting Rights in EU Patent Law. Durham European Law Institute (DELI) and the Cambridge Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) Joint Conference 2015: Igniting European Law – Frameworks for the Future. Durham University, UK.

Shariat S. (2015) The Margin of Appreciation Doctrine: Analysis of Intersection between Law and Morality in Medical Law, Gender, and Human Rights. In Durham Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS) and Centre for Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD) PGR workshop. Durham University, UK.

Shariat S. (2015) “To treat or not to treat?”: An Exploratory Study of Medical Practitioners’ Perspective on Clinical Ethics in Stem Cell Therapies. In Challenges in Research Ethics- Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine. Tubingen University, Germany.

Shariat S. (2015) A Malaysian Perspective on Commercialisation of hESC Research, The Future of Commercial Law-The Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law (ICCL). Durham University, UK.

Shariat S. (2015) Constitutional Interpretation of United States Patent Law: A Case of Compliance or Contradiction? In Durham Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Annual Conference. Durham University, UK.

Shariat S. (2014) The Papua New Guinea Human T-lymphotropic Virus Patent: Suggested Concept-theoretic Position for EPO/ CJEU. Durham Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Annual Conference. Durham University, UK.

Shariat S. (2011) Patients’ Health, Safety and Trust in Stem Cell-based Therapies. In International Conference on Consumer Law, Social Justice & Consumer Law, p. 36-47. Malaysia.

Shariat, S. (2011) Response to Global Ethical Concerns Regarding Patentability of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, International Conference on Management (ICM 2011), Malaysia.

Shariat S. (2011) A Case Study on Corporate Social Responsibility in Pharmaniaga Using Carroll’s Framework, International Vision Journal (January-June). 1-10.

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
External Member of Durham Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS)

Research

Sadaf’s research is interdisciplinary, in law, business and moral philosophy. Currently, her research focuses on the business and legal and ethical implications of new technologies. She has a particular interest in the study of intellectual property rights and human rights in the age of Artificial Intelligence. Many of her research projects have focused on European and international IP debates and human rights issues within the context of biotechnology, business and the healthcare sector. Her research in business studies mainly focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise. She has also written and presented papers on the impact of environmental CSR initiatives in climate change.

She has supervised postgraduate research in the broad area of new technologies in Law and Business, particularly in artificial intelligence, and legal and ethical issues with intellectual property. Sadaf welcomes applications from students who wish to complete MPhils, PhDs or Master’s level thesis in Law or Business in the above areas and in Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise, Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Biotechnology and the law and regulation of Information Technology

Areas of Expertise

EU Fundamental Rights
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Biotechnology
IPRs and Information Technology
Biomedical Law and Ethics
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law

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