Natasha Gooden

Natasha Gooden

Birmingham Law School
Teaching Fellow in Law

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Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Natasha is a Teaching Fellow in Law at Birmingham Law School and currently teaching Legal Skills and Methods among other subjects. She is also the deputy director of the BLS Skills Academy. Her research focuses on International Law, especially within the field of cyber conflict and human rights.


  • International Law LLM (University of Sheffield)
  • International and European Law LLB (University of Sheffield) with a year studying at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


Natasha joined Birmingham Law School in 2022 as a Teaching Fellow.

Natasha is currently completing her PhD at the University of Leeds where her research addresses; the effectiveness of the international legal regime in regulating and protecting international human rights during cyber-operations under the Law of Armed Conflicts.

Before joining the University of Birmingham, Natasha completed both her LLB and LLM at the University of Sheffield. During her LLB she also spent a year studying at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Natasha is also currently undertaking a Research Fellowship at the University of Milan, Information Society Law Centre. The multidisciplinary fellowship is devoted to the study of 'Digital Transformation of the Law’.


Natasha has been a module teaching assistant at the University of Leeds since 2019. She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate modules which include; Foundations of Law (which consists of the English Legal System and Legal theory components), Foundations of International Law, and Global Governance and International Law.

At Birmingham Law School Natasha currently teaches the Legal Skills and Methods module.


Natasha’s research interests are in areas of public international law which include; the Use of Force regime, International Humanitarian Law and also International Human Rights Law. Natasha is interested in how the different legal regimes interact with each other and also the wider political and social ramifications the regimes have on the international community.

Early in her legal studies, she became captivated by the emergence of cyber activities and the reaction of the international legal regime to the new domain. Her interest stems from the evolving nature of cyberspace, where legal hurdles are created due to technological advancements and the reliance on the traditional application of international law.

Natasha’s PhD thesis focuses on the adequacy of the current regulatory framework that governs and enforces international law in cyberspace during cyber conflicts. It also seeks to address the increasing nature of cyber capabilities being used as military tools and assess the international community’s responses to such threats. In particular, her research seeks to assess the implications of human rights obligations under the International Human Rights regime as well as 'emerging online human rights issues’ during cyber conflicts.