Centre Members

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Director of the Centre:

Professor Jean V. McHale

Professor of Health Care Law

Birmingham Law School

Professor Jean McHale researches and writes in the area of Health Care law. She has written several key works in the field and participated on several external policy committees. She is the Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science & Policy at Birmingham Law School and is one of the academic directors of the University of Birmingham Policy Commission, Healthy Ageing in the 21st ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6294

Email j.v.mchale@bham.ac.uk

Centre Members:

Joe Brierley

Joe Brierley

Doctoral researcher

Birmingham Law School

Title of thesis: Organ donation from children: An ethical and legal exploration

Supervisors: Dr Sheelagh McGuinness and Dr Angus Dawson

Dr Madeleine Campbell

Dr Madeleine Campbell

Visiting Scholar

Birmingham Law School

Madeleine is a veterinary surgeon who is a specialist in Equine Reproduction, and the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Veterinary College. She is currently researching the ethics of assisted reproductive techniques in non-human mammals, and one of her Supervisors is Professor Marie Fox.

Professor Marie Fox

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies

Birmingham Law School

Marie’s research focuses on how law regulates human and animal bodies. She is a co-ordinating editor of Social and Legal Studies, is on the advisory board of the Journal of Law Society and an associated editor of Somatechnics.

Catherine Hale

Catherine Hale

Senior Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Catherine Hale is an influential legal expert on issues related to health care, particularly current or topical ethical issues. As a regular speaker at external events and media commentator she has provided lectures and commentary on key health care and legal issues.

She is a key player in the medical undergraduate curriculum having both extensive ...

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor of Law and Society

Birmingham Law School

Rosie's research explores the place of law in everyday life. Her primary interests are in family law, particularly the regulation and recognition of caring and intimate relationships. She uses social science methods including both qualitative and quantitative approaches to empirical research to investigate the place of law in everyday life, including everyday understandings of law and legal ...

Dr June Jones

Dr June Jones

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

June Jones is Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics and Law and has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy, 2015. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/person/11170

Her primary areas of research are in religious and cultural diversity and medical education. June is College Lead on Religious and Cultural Diversity and run the Religious and Cultural Beliefs Forum.

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Jaime Lindsey

Jaime Lindsey

Postgraduate Teaching Associate

Birmingham Law School

Title of thesis: A critical analysis of the test for mental capacity in English Law – autonomy, sexual activity and a move towards supported decision-making

Supervisors: Dr Rosie Harding and Professor Marie Fox

Emma Login

Emma Login

Student Experience Officer

Birmingham Law School

Emma Login is the Student Experience Officer for Birmingham Law School. Emma has just completed her PhD at the Ironbridge International Institute of Cultural Heritage. Emma’s research seeks to understand war memorialisation as a long term, cultural process, through the examination of memorials and commemorative practice in the UK, France and the USA.

Dr Sheelagh McGuinness

Dr Sheelagh McGuinness

Birmingham Fellow

Birmingham Law School

Dr Sheelagh McGuinness is a Birmingham Fellow based in the Centre for Health Law, Science & Policy, at Birmingham Law School. Her research interests span law and bioethics (particularly reproduction, medical migration, and disability) focusing on the interplay between law, ethics, and policy.

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Dr Claire McIvor

Dr Claire McIvor

Senior Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Claire McIvor is a tort lawyer whose main research interests are: (i) liability for the acts of others (both vicarious and non-vicarious); (ii) public authority liability in negligence (particularly police liability), and more recently, (iii) legal applications of Epidemiology.

Dr Leon McRae

Dr Leon McRae

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Leon McRae researches in the areas of mental health law (criminal and civil context), criminal law, criminal justice and health care law. He is particularly interested in the legal and medical regulation of psychopathy; the framing of responsibility in the criminal law, particularly in respect of developments in neuroscientific research; the relationship between medical and lay ...

Kirsty Moreton

Postgraduate Teaching Associate

Birmingham Law School

Title of thesis: The Feminist Ethics of Care and Healthcare Decision-Making involving Children

Supervisors: Professor Marie Fox and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness

Dr Hardev Pall

Senior Lecturer in Neurology

Neurobiology

Dr Pall is a clinical neurologist with an interest in teaching and research. His principal areas of clinical interest are movement disorders and motor neurone disease. The movement disorder patients that he looks after include those with Parkinson’s disease and dystonia.

Mary Pillay

Mary Pillay

Doctoral researcher

Birmingham Law School

Title of thesis: Posthumous tissue donation for research purposes: A legal and ethical perspective

Supervisors: Professor Jean McHale and Dr Leon McRae

Samantha Schnobel

Postgraduate Teaching Associate

Birmingham Law School

Title of thesis: Veterinary Negligence: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Formulating a Duty of Care

Supervisors: Professor Marie Fox and Dr Claire McIvor

Dr Stephen W. Smith

Dr Stephen W. Smith

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Stephen Smith has recently completed a major work exploring the bioethical and legal ramifications of end of life decisions.

Professor Heather Widdows

Professor Heather Widdows

John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics

Department of Philosophy

Heather is on study leave until October 2016.

Heather works on Global Ethics, Bioethics, Virtue Ethics and Feminist Theory. She is particularly interested in the ethical issues which arise in the context of globalization, including those of technological development, war and terrorism, poverty and development as well as bioethical issues; particularly, those of reproductive, research and genetic ...