Laurel Fine

Laurel Fine

Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Law (University of Birmingham)

Biography

My interest in the legal implications of assisted dying was first established during my participation of the bioethics module in my final year of undergraduate study. I was particularly interested in the relational and ethical issues that surrounding bioethical scenarios. After completing my undergraduate dissertation, which had a focus on a care-based ethic I developed an interest in how a care-based ethic could be utilised as a response to the issues arising from the assisted dying scenario. 

Doctoral research

PhD title
Reconceptualising Assisted Dying; An Ethics of Care Perspective 
Supervisor
Professor Rosie Harding
Course
Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur

Research

My interest in the legal implications of assisted dying was first established during my participation of the bioethics module in my final year of undergraduate study. I was particularly interested in the relational and ethical issues that surrounding bioethical scenarios. After completing my undergraduate dissertation, which had a focus on a care-based ethic I developed an interest in how a care-based ethic could be utilised as a response to the issues arising from the assisted dying scenario. 

My research is funded by the Wellcome Trust Master's Award in Humanities and Social Science.