Dr Ciara Hurley

Dr Ciara Hurley

LSE Fellow

Department of Law

English, Irish, Spanish
Key Expertise
corporate governance; corporate purpose; ESG

About me

Ciara Hurley joined the Law School as a Fellow in 2022. Ciara recently completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford. Prior to this, she read International and European Business Law LL.M at Trinity College Dublin and Law LL.B at Queen’s University Belfast.

Ciara’s research interests include company law and corporate governance, with a particular focus on ‘ESG’ (environmental, social, governance) topics, corporate culture, and corporate purpose.

Research interests

  • corporate governance
  • corporate purpose
  • ESG



  • ‘Prevention is Better Than Cure, but who Foots the Bill? R (National Aids Trust) v NHS England’ (2019) 27(1) Medical Law Review 155-164
  • ‘Think Before You Link: Photographs of Children on Social Media’ 5-part article series (2018) 12-17 Irish Law Times