Centre for Health, Law, and Society
The Centre for Health, Law, and Society promotes transdisciplinary and cross-sector perspectives on the impacts of law and governance on physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
The Centre for Health, Law, and Society is a transdisciplinary Centre established to examine the diverse roles for law and governance as mechanisms to address health and well-being.
Scholars in the Centre for Health, Law, and Society produce research that pushes the boundaries of health law.
The Centre for Health, Law and Society includes leading legal researchers and teachers in health law.
Study at the Centre and tackle wide-ranging questions concerning the impacts of law, regulation, policy, and practice on health and well-being.
- Professor Judy Laing secures parliamentary fellowship to help brief MPs on mental health law reform 15 January 2021
- Social Justice and the Legal Determinants of Health: Public Health Ethics Special Symposium 3 August 2020
- Professor John Coggon leads project creating guidance on COVID-19-related changes to UK health law and policy’ 29 July 2020
The Law School Coronavirus Research Hub brings together the work of academics at the forefront of global efforts to mitigate against the impact of COVID-19 through law and policy adaptation, and to understand the immediate and longer-lasting impacts of the pandemic.
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Dr Sheelagh McGuinness is interested in the fields of health law, law and reproduction, and law and gender. She sits on the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies and the steering committee for 'The Ethical Judgements Project'. Email
Dr Oliver Quick is interested in medical professionalism, the problem of regulating patient safety, and more generally public health law and ethics. He has written widely about the use of criminal law for responding to fatal medical mistakes. Email