Vanessa WilcoxVanessa Wilcox

Senior Scientist & University Assistant,
Institute for European Tort Law (Austrian Academy of Sciences and University of Graz)

Curriculum Vitae
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Curriculum Vitae

Dr Vanessa Wilcox joined the Institute for European Tort Law in 2006 initially to conduct a study on Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms: Liability and Redress for the Adventitious Presence of GMOs in Non-GM Crops delegated by the European Commission and headed by Prof Dr Bernhard A Koch.

Vanessa completed her undergraduate law degree (LLB) with First Class Honours in 2004 at London Guildhall University and was awarded the City of London’s Recorders Prize for the most outstanding academic achievement among law graduates in 2003/4. In 2005, she attended BPP Law School (Holborn, London) where she was awarded a Distinction for the Legal Practice Course. Vanessa holds a master’s degree in Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Cambridge (completed in July 2006) and a doctoral degree from the University of Vienna (completed under the supervision of Univ-Prof iR Dr DDr hc Helmut Koziol (em) and Univ-Prof Dr iur Christiane Wendehorst, LLM in 2014). She won the Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung prize in 2015 for her thesis, A Company’s Right to Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss, which will be published with Cambridge University Press and was awarded the status of Honorary Professor of Yantai University Law School (China) in the same year.

Vanessa has been involved in a number of projects conducted by the Institute and its cooperating partner, the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL). These include Human Rights and Tort Law, Liability for GMO Admixture in the Food and Feed Supply Chain (a Co-Extra project sponsored by the European Union under FP 6) and the Basic Questions of Tort Law from a Comparative Perspective (under the auspices of the Austrian Science Fund, FWF). She is the co-editor of Punitive Damages: Common Law and Civil Law Perspectives (2009), with Univ-Prof iR Dr DDr hc Helmut Koziol (em)) and has been a Fellow of ECTIL (since 2009). Vanessa spent three months at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France in 2009 where, in addition to working for the Court, she conducted further research on Human Rights and Tort law.

Vanessa has lectured at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria), Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria) and Bocconi University (Milan, Italy).