Dr Shaun D Pattinson, LLB, MA, PhD, FRSA
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shaun Pattinson joined the Law School as Reader in Law in September 2006. He has been the founding Director of Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics, Law and the Life Sciences) since December 2011. Dr Pattinson was previously Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield. He has a law degree from the University of Hull, and a Master's degree (in Biotechnological Law and Ethics) and Ph.D from the University of Sheffield. He has been a visiting scholar at the universities of Helsinki (2004) and Maastricht (2012). In December 2012, Dr Pattinson was appointed to the position of visiting Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.
Dr Pattinson's research interests are primarily in the area of medical law and ethics. His principal publications are Influencing Traits Before Birth (2002) and Medical Law and Ethics (2006, 2009, 2011). The second edition of Medical Law and Ethics was awarded the 2010 Minty Medico-Legal Society Prize for best medico-legal book.
Dr Pattinson has participated in many research projects and external committees. Currently these include being a Member of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ELPAT) Working Group on "Legal Barriers for Organ Transplantation in Europe" (since 2008); Member of the Steering Group for IDARTSS, an interdisciplinary project on stem cell research (since 2009); Member of the Project Advisory Group for a Medical Research Council funded project on egg sharing (since 2009); and an Ethical Expert on the TREAT-NMD Advisory Committee for Therapeutics (TACT) (since 2012).
Dr Pattinson has given papers at many UK universities and in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US. He edited Medical Law International from July 2005 to July 2011.
Dr Pattinson is happy to advise those interested in studying for an MJur or PhD in any area of medical law and ethics. Please read the information here and contact to arrange for advice on your draft proposal.
Successful research students
- Rebecca Blackburn: 'Ending One's Own Life: Unjustifiable Injustice'
- Chantell Burrows: 'Deconstructing Motherhood: A critique of the regulation of surrogacy'
- Benedict Douglas: 'The Necessity and Possibility of the Use of the Principle of Generic Consistency by the UK Courts to Answer Fundamental Questions of Convention Rights Interpretation' (PhD)
- Daniel Fenwick: 'Recognition of the Violation of Women's Human Rights Under the European Convention of Human Rights in the Context of Restrictive Abortion Regimes'
Law and Medicine
- Medical Law
- Moral Theory (especially applied ethics)
- Pattinson, Shaun D. (2011). Medical Law and Ethics. London: Sweet & Maxwell.
- Pattinson, Shaun D. (2002). Influencing Traits Before Birth. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Edited works: journals
- Pattinson, Shaun D. & Harpwood, Vivienne (Published). Medical Law International. (2005) 7(2) to (2011) 11(3).
Essays in edited volumes
- Pattinson, Shaun D. & Beyleveld, Deryck (2010). Confidentiality and Data Protection. In Principles of Medical Law. Grubb, Andrew, Laing, Judith, McHale, Jean & Professor Sir Ian Kennedy (consultant editor) Oxford: Oxford University Press. 651–723.
Journal papers: academic
- Pattinson, Shaun D. (2012). Emergency Research and the Interests of Participants. Medical Law International 12(2): 121-141.
- Pattinson, Shaun D. (2012). The Value of Bodily Material: Acquiring and Allocating Human Gametes. Medical Law Review 20(4): 576-603.
- Pattinson, Shaun D. (2011). Directed donation and ownership of human organs. Legal Studies 31(3): 392-410.
- Pattinson, Shaun D. & Beyleveld, Deryck. (2010). Defending Moral Precaution as a Solution to the Problem of Other Minds: A Reply to Holm and Coggon. Ratio Juris 23(2): 258-273.
- Pattinson, Shaun D. (2009). Consent and informational responsibility. Journal of Medical Ethics 35(3): 176-179.
- Pattinson, Shaun D. (2008). 'Organ Trading, Tourism, and Trafficking within Europe'. Medicine and Law 27(1): 191–201.