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Assisted dying, Child abuse and neglect, Crime and society, Criminal law, End of life, Euthanasia, Exploitation, Health, Health care, Law and literature, Law and society, Medical and health-care law, Medical ethics, Medical law, Medical law and ethics, Press reporting of child sexual offences, Sexual offences, Shakespeare, Social-legal studies
My main research interests are the legal and societal responses to child pornography, the sexual grooming of children and child sexual exploitation more broadly, health care/medical law and bioethics (particularly assisted dying), the impact of criminal law on bioethics and health care practice, the legal response to sexual exploitation in the doctor-patient relationship and law and literature.
PhD Supervision Interests
I am happy to supervise research degrees on the subjects of assisted dying, end of life and other aspects of medical law and bioethics, legal and social issues surrounding child pornography/sexual grooming and child sexual exploitation and other areas related to my research interests.
I have been successful in a bid for funding with Alisdair Gillespie from the Modern Law Review for a seminar entitled Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Offences, Offenders and Victims, to be held in 2013.
I have been awarded research funding from the AHRC and the British Academy.
I was co-investigator on The Impact of the Criminal Process on Health Care Ethics and Practice, an AHRC funded research project (2008-2011) which provided a comprehensive analysis of the role of the criminal justice system in regulating health care practice and ethics in the UK.
I was involved in the ESRC funded Isis project (Lancaster University, Middlesex University and Swansea University), which developed an ethics-centred monitoring framework and tools for supporting law enforcement agencies in policing online social networks for the purpose of protecting children. For more information, see http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/isis/
Assessor for the Law sub-panel under Panel C, REF14.
Peer Review Assessor for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the NHS Research for Patient Benefit Programme and the Wellcome Trust.
Refereed a number of pieces for the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Medical Law Review, the Modern Law Review, Script-Ed, Clinical Ethics, Medical Law International,Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice and the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture.
Reviewer of books and book proposals for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Person-Longman, Routledge-Cavendish and Sweet and Maxwell.
External Examiner at the Universities of Essex and Manchester.
Undergraduate: Law 330 Crime and Criminal Justice (lecturer and seminar leader), Law343 Health Care Law and Ethics (joint course convenor with Sara Fovargue, lecturer and seminar leader) and Law 350 Gender and the Law (lecturer and seminar leader).
I AM ON STUDY LEAVE IN THE LENT TERM.
PhD Supervisions Completed
Dr Alexandra Mullock, End-Of-Life Law and Assisted Dying in the 21st Century: Time for Cautious Revolution? (degree awarded 2012, University of Manchester).
Dr Noraiza Abdul Rahman, Facing Up to In Vitro Fertilisation Treatment in Malaysia: Questions of Why and How Treatment Should be Regulated within the Framework of Malaysian Cultural and Religious Values (degree awarded 2012, Lancaster University, School of Law).
Dr Judith Robertson, An Exploration of the Effects of Litigation on the Midwife and Her Practice (degree awarded 2010, University of Manchester).
Professor of Law since April 2012. Senior Lecturer in Law between September 2007-March 2012. Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester (2004-2007), and Lecturer in Law at the University of Central Lancashire (2000-2003).
Director of the REF14 for the Law School.
Recent Conference/Seminar Presentations
Reparation for Child Pornography Victims: How Should They be Compensated? at the Current Issues in Child Sexual Exploitation and the Law Pathways to Impact seminar, Lancaster University, 16th April 2013.
Voices Carry? The Voice of Bioethics in the Courtroom and Voice of Law in Bioethics at the European Association of Centres for Medical Ethics annual conference, 21st September 2012. Plenary speaker.
End of Life Care: Withdrawal of Treatment and Assisted Dying - the Legal Position at the Lancaster University and Hospital ?End of Life' Seminar, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, 18th June 2012.
The Harms of Child Pornography: the Legal Approach in England and Wales at the 14th International WSV Symposium on Victimology, The Hague, The Netherlands, 23rd May 2012.
Available in principle in matters relating to my expertise.
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