Ozlem Gurses

Ozlem Gurses


  • Professor of Commercial Law, Laws
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    Research interests

    Dr Gurses's research is focused on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance law including, but not limited to, marine and non-marine insurance, insurance of offshore installations, insurance of commercial risks, compulsory and non-compulsory liability insurance, and how Artificial Intelligence is incorporated in the contract formation and claim settlements stages of insurance contracts.

    The insurance law courses she teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at King’s cover a broad range of insurance and reinsurance law topics. Currently she supervises four different PhD projects on various insurance and reinsurance related subjects. In the academic year of 2020-21, she will be able to accept one more PhD student and welcomes applicants who are considering a PhD in any aspects of insurance or reinsurance law.  

    Biographical details

    Dr Ozlem Gurses is Reader of Insurance and Commercial Law. Prior to joining King’s College London, Dr Gurses taught a number of different commercial law subjects at the Norwich and Southampton Law Schools.

    Dr Gurses has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from the University of Istanbul. She also studied LLM in Maritime Law (graduated with distinction) at the University of Southampton who, following her masters’ degree, provided full funding for her PhD degree in reinsurance law.

    Dr Gurses is the sole author of The Law of Compulsory Motor Vehicle Insurance (Informa, 2019), Marine Insurance Law (Routledge, 2016, 2nd ed) and Reinsuring Clauses (Informa, 2010). She also updated Insurance of Commercial Risks (Sweet and Maxwell, 2016) in its preparation for the fifth edition.

    She regularly presents her research at home and abroad. Most recently she organised a conference on the law of compulsory motor vehicle insurance that took place at King’s in April 2019. She sits in the Presidential Council of International Insurance Law Association/Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA), is the Vice-chairman of the Reinsurance Working Party of AIDA, and also a Committee member of the British Insurance Law Association.

    Dr Gurses has taught insurance and marine insurance law on several different short courses as a visiting lecturer in Greece, Italy, Germany and Singapore.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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