Areas of interest
Marzia is new to academia (2022) and her academic interests include Intellectual Property, Regulation, Technology, Ethics and Land Law. Marzia’s research combines her legal knowledge with her background as a legal practitioner. She currently works on understanding the regulatory landscape of Science and Artificial Intelligence and how Patents and Copyright interact with Open Research.
Marzia supervises Masters students whose interests align with her research.
Marzia’s teaching draws on her professional experience as a legal and risk professional, as well as her research on regulation, intellectual property, science, ethics and emerging technology. She currently teaches the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:
- Advanced International Commercial Law issues (PG)
- Intellectual Property (UG)
- Land Law (UG)
Marzia is a qualified South African Attorney (2004) specialising in Banking and Insolvency Law. She has extensive risk and governance experience as an operational risk and compliance practitioner in multinational commercial banking firms. More recently (2020) she worked in legal, policy and governance aspects of high level academic, government and private industry science research at the UK Synchrotron for UK Research and Innovation. These cross-industry experiences have allowed her to bridge disciplines to find solutions to emerging legal and regulatory issues.
Qualified Attorney (Law Society of South Africa), LLM (University of South Africa), LLB (University of Pretoria), International Compliance Association Diploma in Compliance (University of Manchester).