Consumer law, contract law, social minimums, consumer protection
Dr Jodi Gardner is University Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Cambridge, and a College Lecturer at St John’s College. Prior to this position, she was a lecturer at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. Jodi's doctoral thesis on the regulation of high-cost credit was supervised by Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart (Oxon) and examined by Sir Ross Cranston and Professor Christopher Hodges, passing with no corrections.
Jodi's career started as a consumer advocate at the Centre for Credit and Consumer Law in Australia, before qualifying as a solicitor and working at Clayton Utz Solicitors in litigation and banking and finance, then Caxton Legal Centre as a community lawyer specialising in consumer protection. She has previously held Fellowships at the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (University of Birmingham) and the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Policy (Princeton University). Jodi had visiting positions at Columbia Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, and is currently a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore.
Jodi's research investigates policy development towards a fair and transparent lending environment, and suitable regulatory responses to irresponsible lending. She specifically focuses on the relationship with social policy and the private law relating to banking and finance. In her spare time, Jodi has four young daughters and is an qualified Adjudicator specialising in consumer matters.