Centre Members

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 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6294
Email
j.v.mchale@bham.ac.uk

Centre Members:

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Charlotte joined Birmingham Law School in 2017, after having held a position as a Lecturer at the University of Essex. She previously completed her doctoral research at Birmingham, and teaches and researches in the area of family law.

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Chair of Global Legal Studies

Birmingham Law School

Professor de Londras’ research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, enquiring about whether—and if so how—rights shape the making of law and policy in complex contexts of, for example, counter-terrorism, the European Court of Human Rights, and abortion law in ...

Mairead Enright

Mairead Enright

Reader in Feminist Legal Studies

Birmingham Law School

Máiréad Enright joined Birmingham Law School in 2016. Her research is in feminist legal studies and law and religion. She is especially interested in how patriarchal legal and religious structures can be resisted and changed. Her research in this respect looks beyond traditional methods of law reform to consider illegality, protest, private litigation, and experimental legal ...

Laura Ford

Laura Ford

Postgraduate Teaching Associate

Birmingham Law School

Title of thesis: Exempting the severely mentally ill from the death penalty in the United States of America

Supervisors: Dr Bharat Malkani and Professor Jean V. McHale

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 social justice, disability and family law. Her work has a particular focus on 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 ...

Dr Atina Krajewska

Dr Atina Krajewska

Senior Birmingham Fellow

Birmingham Law School

Dr Atina Krajewska’s work focuses on the developments of human rights law in the area of health and medicine. She has published in the area of genomics, reproductive rights, and global health law and governance. Her book on Genetic Information and the Scope of Personal Autonomy in European Law, published in Poland in 2008, has had considerable impact on legislative decisions of Government ...

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.

Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade

Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade

Research Associate

Birmingham Law School

Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade is a researcher in Emerging and Industry 4.0 Technology specializing in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). She is currently working with Prof. Karen Yeung on the Wellcome Trust-funded research project on Law and Blockchain for Healthcare. The project is aimed at identifying, mapping, and critically examining the implications for utilising Blockchain in ...

Professor Muireann Quigley

Professor of Law, Medicine, and Technology

Birmingham Law School

Professor Quigley has an interdisciplinary background which crosses medicine, ethics, and law. This is reflected in her research which focuses on the philosophical analysis of law and policy in medicine and the biosciences. Her research in the last 5 years has focused on three main areas: (1) bodies and biomaterials, (2) bodies and (bio)technologies, and (3) the use of the behavioural sciences in ...

Dr Samantha Schnobel

Dr Samantha Schnobel

Lecturer

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 completed her doctoral thesis in December 2016 entitled, ‘Prioritising the Best Interests of the Animal and Re-Framing Veterinary Negligence’, which addresses the professional ...

Chloe Waterman

Chloe Waterman

Doctoral researcher

Birmingham Law School

Title of thesis: Legal Decision-Making in Dementia: A conversation analytic study

Supervisors: Professor Rosie Harding and Professor Elizabeth Peel

Professor Heather Widdows

Professor Heather Widdows

John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor Research (Impact)

Department of Philosophy

Professor Heather Widdows is the John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Impact. In this role she seeks to support and extend the impact of Birmingham's research across policy, cultural and industrial sectors. Her track-record shows her commitment to public engagement and work with policy makers. As such she has served as a ...

Professor Karen Yeung

Professor Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

Birmingham Law School

Karen Yeung is Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham, based in Birmingham Law School and the School of Computer Science. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Melbourne Law School since 2016. 

Karen is actively involved in several technology policy and related initiatives in the UK and worldwide, including ...

Also:

Dr Nicholas Braslavsky QC