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Dr Sara Fovargue

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Bowland North

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YN

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593168

Office Hours:

I have no set office hours in the Lent Term so please email me and we can arrange a time to meet.

 

 

Location:

Research overview

My research largely centres around two areas, biotechnology and reproduction, and I am particularly interested in xenotransplantation. Themes within my work include autonomy, risk, regulation, and the relationship between law and ethics. My research explores legal and ethical aspects of clinical research, regulation and risk, and I have published on the legal regulation of xenotransplantation, and issues surrounding consenting to risk. I am also interested in decision making processes and practices with regard to the 'vulnerable'.

 

PhD supervision

Health care law and ethics generally. I am particularly interested in clinical research involving human and non-human animals, developing biotechnologies such as xenotransplantation (especially issues of risk and regulation), reproductive technologies, organ donation and transplantation, consent and capacity, and decision making for the 'vulnerable'

Family law - especially issues around parents, parenthood and reproductive technologies, children and childhood - particularly children and health.

Current Teaching

Lent Term

UG - Law 350 - Gender and the Law - lecturer and seminar leader.

External Roles

Associate Editor (Public Policy and Law) of Clinical Ethics (published by the Royal Society of Medicine).

Associate Editor (Book Reviews) of the Medical Law Review, pubished by Oxford University Press.

 

2013 Peer reviewer for the Leverhulme Trust 

2012 - External Examiner, University of Dundee, LLM Healthcare Law and Ethics.

2012 - External Examiner, University of Manchester, LLM Health Care Ethics and Law.

2012 Wellcome Trust peer reviewer.

2010- External Examiner, LLB (Hons) Glasgow University.

2010 ESRC peer reviewer.

2009 PhD External Examiner, Law School University of Newcastle upon Tyne: 'Women's Empowerment versus the Sanctity of Life: The Law and the Politics of Family Planning in Nigeria and the United Kingdom - A Comparative Analysis'.

2005-9 External Examiner, LLM Health Care Ethics and Law, Law School, University of Huddersfield.

2004-8 External Examiner, MSc Health Care Ethics, Department of Primary Care, Liverpool University.

 

Peer reviewer for a variety of journals including the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics; Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law; Child and Family Law Quarterly; Medical Law International; Bioethics; Genomics, Society and Policy, Medical Law Review; and the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Professional Role

Co-Director, Centre for Bioethics and Medical Law.

Equality, Diversity and Disabilities Officer.

 

Additional Information

Current Research

I am currently working on a number projects:

(i) the role of the public in determining the legal response to reproductive biotechnologies such as sex selection for non-medical reasons (with Rebecca Bennett, University of Manchester).

(ii) research regulation and 'vulnerability'

(iii) xenotransplantation in Europe

(iv) the power of 'proper medical treatment'

(v) who consents when the patient and their parents are under 18.

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