Nicole Moreham

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Associate Professor School of Law


Teaching in 2018


LLB(Hons) Cant, LLM, PhD Cambridge


Dr Moreham specialises in the law of privacy. She is the principal editor and contributor to leading English privacy work, The Law of Privacy and the Media (3ed, Oxford University Press, 2016) and has published numerous articles on the protection of privacy in England and Wales, New Zealand, and Europe (including in the Law Quarterly Review, Cambridge Law Journal and Modern Law Review).

In 2011, Dr Moreham was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand. She is currently working on a monograph entitled The Principles of Privacy to be published with Hart Publishing in 2019, a collection of essays called Remedies for Breach of Privacy (co-edited with Ass Prof Jason Varuhas of Melbourne University) to be published with Hart in 2018, and Intrusion, Grief and the Media: Lessons From The Pike River Mining Disaster (co-written with Ass Prof Yvette Tinsley, Victoria University of Wellington) to be published by Edward Elgar in 2019.

Before joining the Law Faculty at Victoria of Wellington in 2006, Dr Moreham was a permanent Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge. She also completed her Masters and PhD at Caius under the supervision of the late Tony Weir (the former funded by a Commonwealth Scholarship and the latter by a Tapp Studentship and Ethel Benjamin Award). Before leaving for Cambridge in 1998, she completed an Honours degree at the University of Canterbury and worked as a judge’s clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal.

Dr Moreham’s Rutherford Discovery Award includes funding for a scholarship for students wishing to complete an LLM by thesis in privacy law. For more information see the website.

Areas of supervision 

  • Breach of Confidence
  • Law of Privacy
  • Media Law

"Privacy - Why Should we Care?" 15 April 2016 - youtube video

"Can we have some Privacy?" - Provost Lecture Series, 28 November 2017 - youtube video

Selection of publications

"Unpacking the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Test" (2018) 134 Law Quarterly Review (forthcoming).

Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media (with Sir Mark Warby) (3rd ed, Oxford University Press, 2016) 838pp.

"A Conceptual Framework for the New Zealand Tort of Intrusion" (2016) 47(2) Victoria University of Wellington Law Review Special Issue: Papers from the 2016 New Zealand Private Law Roundtable pp 265-286 SSRN.

"Beyond Information: Physical Privacy in English Law" (2014) 73 Cambridge Law Journal 350-377.

More publications


Teaching in 2018