Portrait of  Tina Hart Tina Hart

t.s.hart@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472967


Position: Head of Division, The Law School
Qualifications: LLB, MA, FAETC, FHEA

Tina Hart has been a Principal Lecturer in Law, at the University since 2006. Prior to that she taught at the University of Derby for fifteen years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Research and Supervision). She has been an External Examiner for Intellectual Property and Business Organisations at The City University (2006-2010), for Intellectual Property Law at the University of Salford (2002-2005) and for what was the University of North London (1993-1996). Between 2012-2016 she was an External Examiner for the University of Northampton and is currently an External Examiner at the University of Lincoln.

Tina is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and the Association of Law Teachers.

Research and Scholarship

Tina’s research interest is in the area of global protection of intellectual property and its impact developing countries. Her PhD will combine her interests in intellectual property, medical law and commercial law.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hart, T (2017) ‘Vicarious liability: recent developments in case-law reviewedCILEX Journal , pp. 46-48. ISSN 2050-0580


Hart, T., Clark, S. and Fazzani, L. (2013) Intellectual Property Law 6th edition . Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230366534

Hart, T (2013) ‘Teamwork on geographical indications using the wiki’. In: The seventh EIPTN European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network annual workshop, 15th-16th July 2013, Lisbon, Portugal


Hart, T., Fellowes, M. and Jabbar, A. (2012) ‘Digital Literacies – The challenges for a modern Law School.’. In: Pelecon 2012 (Plymouth e-learning conference), 18 April - 20th April 2012, Plymouth, UK


Hart, T., Fellowes, M. and Jabbar, A. (2011) ‘The challenges of student engagement on GDL blended learning’. In: The Sixth International Blended Learning Conference, 15th June 2011, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts., UK.


Hart, T (2010) ‘Surveyors Duty of Care to the Buy to let purchaserTort Law Review , 18. ISSN 1039-3285


Hart, T., Fazzani, L. and Clark, S. (2009) Intellectual Property Law 5th edition . Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230216396


Hart, T., Fazzani, L. and Clark, S. (2006) Intellectual property law . 4th edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0230006337


Hart, T (2001) ‘Does the TRIPS agreement have direct effect?’. In: Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, September 2001,


Hart, T (1999) ‘The TRIPS agreement and African development’. In: Conference of the African Society of International and Comparative Law, 1999,


Hart, T (1993) ‘Investors' losses: who foots the bill?The Company Lawyer , 14 (7), pp. 133-134. ISSN 0144-1027

Hart, T (1993) ‘The first year of skills on Derby's LLB’. In: Annual Conference of the Association of Law Teachers, 1993,


Tina has run a HEA funded workshop on supporting international students on academic postgraduate law courses.

Research Degree Supervision

Tina has supervised a range of dissertations that include: the protection of traditional knowledge of indigenous groups in South America, intellectual property compliance in individual countries and legal protection of computer software. She is on the supervisory team for two PhD students in the areas of Corporate Governance and the Law on Terrorism.

Enterprise Activities

Tina was part of the team that delivered short courses on Business Law for Blueslip Ltd, Lagos Nigeria in September 2011 and 2012.

Administrative Responsibilities

Head of Academic Postgraduate Law Courses and off campus provision.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Responsible for the following courses: LLM Suite of courses (LLM in Commercial Law, LLM in International Law, LLM in Law with Finance) on campus and distance learning.
Also responsible for the Graduate Diploma in Law. Module Leader for Law of Tort on the following courses; LLB Honours (on campus and distance learning), Graduate Diploma in Law.
Module Leader for Global Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Law on the LLM Suite of courses (on campus and distance learning).
Module Leader for Intellectual Property and Competition Law on the LLB (Honours) course.