Dr Metka Potocnik

Dr Metka Potočnik (she/her) is the Associate Director (International Programmes) of the Institute for IP and Social Justice.  She is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton (UK), a holder of research degrees from King’s College London (LLM) and Queen Mary University London (PhD), and a Member of the Slovenian Bar (EU) (2008 – current). Dr Potočnik is on the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College (UK AHRC PRC), UKRI Talent PRC, with research and teaching affiliations at several UK Higher Education Institutions (University of London, University of Aberdeen, and Cardiff University).

Dr Potočnik is a published author in intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution and foreign direct investment. In recent years, she combines her feminist research on the role of intellectual property in perpetuating the existing inequalities of women and gender-diverse musicians, with her activism at The F-List for Music CIC (UK), which is directed towards achieving intersectional gender equality in the music industries. Dr Potočnik is an F-List Director and the research lead of the F-List Gender in Music Research Hub, an interdisciplinary collective of feminist researchers in music. She is writing her second research monograph on the Feminist Reconstruction of IP Laws in Music (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2025).