Dr Atina Krajewska

Dr Atina Krajewska

Birmingham Law School
Senior Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

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 and Parliament bodies in Poland. Its relevance has been noted by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and the Chancellery of the Polish Senate. Over the years, she received funding from different funding bodies in Germany, Poland and the UK, including the British Academy, the ESRC, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Max Plank Institute, and the Polish Science Foundation (FNP). 

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK.
  • PhD in Law (International and European Law), Department of Law Administration and Economics and the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wroclaw, Poland.
  • Master in British Studies, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
  • Master of Law, Department of Law and Administration, University of Wroclaw, Poland (5-year degree).

Biography

Atina Krajewska is a Senior Birmingham Fellow in Law at the University of Birmingham since January 2018. Prior to that she worked at the Sheffield Law School, Cardiff School of Law and Politics and at the University of Exeter, where she taught Reproductive Rights, Medical Law and Ethics, EU Law, and Tort Law at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She obtained her PhD at the University of Wrocław, Poland, in 2007. She also holds a "Master in British Studies" from the Humboldt University in Berlin. During her doctoral studies she was a research fellow at the Institute for German, European & International, Medical Law, Public Health Law and Bioethics at the University of Mannheim in 2005, and at the Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative and International Law in Heidelberg in 2006. She came to the UK in 2007 as a British Academy postdoctoral visiting fellow at the Egenis Centre for Genomics in Society at the Exeter University.

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/transnational health law. 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 and Parliament bodies in Poland. Its relevance has been noted by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and the Chancellery of the Polish Senate. Over the years, she received funding from different funding bodies in Germany, Poland and the UK, including the British Academy, the ESRC, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Max Planck Institute, and the Polish Science Foundation (FNP). 

Postgraduate supervision

Reproductive Rights
Global, International, and Transnational Health Law
Human Rights and Health
Medical and Health Law
Comparative Law


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Research

In her research Dr Atina Krajewska focuses on the developments of human rights law in the area of health and biomedicine. Underpinning her research is the attempt to investigate the question of how the international community should manage health challenges and scientific progress. Her current research includes three main strands. The first strand is a continuation of research in the area of privacy, informational autonomy and data protection law in Europe in the context of genetic and genomic science and new technologies in medicine. The second strand extends her studies into the field of reproductive rights, focusing on the legal issues concerning assisted reproduction and abortion. She is particularly interested in the notion of invisible subjects, the mechanisms of acquiring visibility through law, and the socio-legal factors contributing to the process of visibilisation. The third, connected, strand of her research focuses on the formation of Global Health Law as a rising system of transnational law. Her research in this field elaborates on increasingly prominent debates regarding post-traditional patterns of constitutional organization and global justice and bears diversely on distinct legal spheres of medical and public health law, public international law, and the sociology of law.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Krajewska, A 2019, 'Reimagining reproductive rights: studying invisible subjects, principles, and structures of transnational reproductive health law', Journal of Medical Law and Ethics.

Krajewska, A & Cahill-O'Callaghan, R 2019, 'When a single man wants to be a father: revealing the invisible subjects in the law regulating fertility treatment', Social and Legal Studies, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663919826352

Krajewska, A 2018, 'Transnational Health Law Beyond the Private/Public Divide: The Case of Reproductive Rights', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 45, no. S1, pp. S220-S244. https://doi.org/10.1111/jols.12111

Krajewska, A 2017, 'Wearing Genes to Work – do we care about genetic discrimination in employment?', Anti-Discrimination Law Review, vol. 2017, no. 2, pp. 44-71.

Krajewska, A 2016, 'Digitalisation and information law as part of the developing global health law system', International Journal of Technology Policy and Law, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 104-125.

Krajewska, A 2015, 'Access of Single Women to Fertility Treatment: A Case of Incidental Discrimination?', Medical Law Review, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 620-645. https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwv031

Krajewska, A 2015, 'Bioethics and Human Rights in the Constitutional Formation of Global Health', Laws, pp. 771-802.

Krajewska, A 2012, 'International Biomedical Law in Search for Its Normative Status', Revista de derecho y genoma humano = Law and the human genome review / Cátedra de Derecho y Genoma Humano/Fundación BBV-Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, vol. 36, pp. 121-146.

Krajewska, A 2011, 'The right to personality in (post-)genomic medicine – new way of thinking for the new frontier', European Human Rights Law Review, vol. 1, pp. 54-70.

Krajewska, A 2009, 'Conceptual quandaries over genetic data – a comparative perspective', European Journal of Health Law, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 27-43.

Krajewska, A 2005, 'Fundamental rights concerning biomedicine in the EU Constitution and their effect on the diverse legal systems of Member States', German Law Journal, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 1993-1710.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Krajewska, A & Tsarapatsanis, D 2018, The legal status of the fetus as a patient in Europe. in D Schmitz, A Clarke & W Dondorp (eds), The fetus as a patient: a contested concept and its normative implication. Biomedical Law and Ethics Library, Routledge, London - New York, pp. 197-208.

Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Krajewska, A 2017, Genetic nondiscrimination legislation in the United States and elsewhere – a growing body of law and its impact on employment. in eLS. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0027006

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