Dr Jyoti Ahuja

Dr Jyoti Ahuja

Birmingham Law School
Research Fellow

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Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Jyoti Ahuja is a Research Fellow and visiting lecturer at the Birmingham Law School. Her current research on the Met4Tech research project examines the legal structures needed for creating a circular economy in technology metals. She works on a number of research projects where she examines the regulation of science and technology in order to achieve sustainability goals. Jyoti has published interdisciplinary peer-reviewed articles on the regulation of electric mobility, circular economy, extended producer responsibility and tort law claims for psychiatric harm.

Prior to joining the Law School, Jyoti worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS for several years, and her broader research interests focus on the relationship between science and the law. 


  • PhD, University of Birmingham (2017)
  • LLB (Hons.), University of Birmingham (2011)
  • M.Phil (Clinical Psychology), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India (1996)
  • MA (Clinical Psychology), University of Mumbai, India (1994)


Dr Jyoti Ahuja obtained an LLB degree (First class, Hons) from the University of Birmingham in 2009 while working as a Clinical psychologist in the NHS. Her previous background formed the basis for an abiding interest in interdisciplinary legal research, particularly in the legal application of scientific evidence. She is also interested in the role of law and policy in achieving sustainability goals, and in the regulation of new technologies. Jyoti is keenly committed to interdisciplinary collaboration for developing legal principles and policies that are better informed by scientific evidence. 


Jyoti has taught environmental law, tort law and legal skills as a visiting lecturer at the Birmingham Law School for a number of years.  She currently teaches on the LLM Environmental Protection and Pollution Control module.