La Trobe Law School warmly welcomes visiting scholar Dr Sheelagh McGuinness

The La Trobe Law School looks forward to welcoming visiting scholar Dr Sheelagh McGuinness to the School between 25 July and 1 August 2016.

Dr McGuinness is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and will be visiting the Law School as an international research visitor to La Trobe Law School’s Centre for Health Law and Society.

The Law School will be hosting a number of seminars and meetings to discuss Dr McGuinness’ research, as well as to promote international research, networking and collaboration.

Watch this space for details to come shortly!


Sheelagh McGuinness was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol’s School of Law in 2015. Prior to this she held appointments at the University of Birmingham and Keele University. Sheelagh is interested in the fields of health law, law and reproduction, and law and gender. She has published across these areas in law, ethics, and health care journals. In September 2016 Sheelagh will start working on an ESRC funded project examining issues of reproductive loss entitled “Death before Birth: Understanding, informing and supporting the choices made by people who have experienced miscarriage, termination, and stillbirth”. Her public service roles include being a member of the Independent Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank and a member of the Medical Ethics Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Sheelagh is on the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies.


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