As a research fellow on Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project Counter-Terrorism Review with Professor Fiona de Londras (Birmingham) and Dr Jessie Blackbourn (Oxford) (2017-2019), Lydia is researching the legal accountability of counter-terrorism measures and laws in the UK. The project aims to draw a comprehensive map of the current patchwork of measures to better understand where and how legal accountability takes place. Dr Morgan is also currently researching and writing on UK national security cases through theories of legal coherence, work which she presented at the Society of Legal Scholars in Dublin 2017. Dr Morgan is particularly interested in state secrecy, the UK security services, the regulation of investigatory measures and the responses of liberal theory to contemporary political practices.
In May 2017, Dr Morgan presented her paper 'Reconfiguring Freedom: Big Data, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and the Construction of Liberty in the UK’s Security State.' at the 'Big Data: New Challenges for Law and Ethics' Conference, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.