Alisdair Gillespie supervises 2 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:
Professor, Head of Department
Professor Gillespie's main research interests relate to the law of child sexual exploitation, particularly where it is facilitated by Information & Communication Technologies, and much of his work relates to child pornography, child grooming and child solicitation. He is also interested in cybercrime issues and have a particular interest in harmful content (including child pornography, hate-crime material and self-harm websites) although he is also interested in more general cybercrime issues. Professor Gillespie has a research interest in the regulation of covert surveillance, including open-source intelligence.
Criminal Law; Sexual Offences; Cybercrime; Covert Policing; Criminal Justice (including Evidence).