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 is the Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy at Birmingham Law School. Her recent books include European Health Law: Themes and Implications with Hervey (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Routledge Handbook on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perspectives from Social Sciences and Law

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 Rosie Harding

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor of Law and Society

Birmingham Law School

Professor Rosie Harding'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 ...

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

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.

Kirsty Moreton

Doctoral researcher

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

Samantha Schnobel

Teaching Fellow

Birmingham Law School

Samantha’s primary research interests lie in the fields of tort and property, specifically those areas which bear upon the construction of human and nonhuman health-related negligence claims. Samantha is currently completing her thesis entitled ‘The Object of Veterinary Care’, which addresses the professional negligence liability of veterinarians and the status of animals under ...

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 ...