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Raymond Purdy   RAY PURDY
Honorary Senior Research Associate

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email: raymond.purdy@ucl.ac.uk

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Ray joined the Law Faculty in 2000 as a Senior Research Fellow in Law, and became an Honorary Senior Research Associate in 2014. He was Deputy Director of the Centre for Law and the Environment in the Law Faculty between 2005 and 2011. Before working at UCL he was a researcher at both Imperial College London and the University of Oxford.

Ray has eighteen years experience working on contracted research projects. The majority of his research projects have been focused in the area of environmental law. He also has a specialism in the use of satellite remote sensing to monitor and enforce laws. Ray is particularly interested in legal applications for satellites (particularly for environmental monitoring and enforcement), how this form of surveillance might influence regulatory compliance, and evidential and privacy implications. Ray has been undertaking research in this area for fifteen years and his work can be seen in the Satellites and the Law Website.

Ray also has a strong research interest in the legal implications of new technologies. He is currently working on a European Commission project which is funded under a FP7 ICT Work Programme: BEAMING (‘Being in Augmented Multi-Modal Naturally-Networked Gatherings’). BEAMING is the use of remote presence and augmented reality technologies, which also allow for physical contract through the internet. The Beaming consortium is composed of leading research and development groups and companies in eight European countries and Ray is the specialist lawyer on the project.

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Ray was the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law (Oxford University Press) between 1995-1999, and the Managing Editor of Climate Policy (Elsevier Press) from 2000-2004. In 2007, he was a guest editor for the Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law on a special issue on carbon capture and storage.



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