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Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)

Successful research students

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Boonyarat Chokebandanchai: 'The Protection and Disclosure of Medical Confidentiality in Court Proceedings in Thailand' (2010 - supervised by Beyleveld). Now: Associate Professor at Naseuan University, Thailand.
  • 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' (2012 - supervised by Beyleveld & Pattinson). Now: Assistant Professor in Law, Durham University.
  • Daniel Fenwick: 'A Gewirthian Conception of the Right to Enabled Suicide in England and Wales' (2015 - supervised by Pattinson & Baker). Now: Lecturer in Law, Northumbria University.
  • Joshua Jowitt: 'The Necessary Moral Foundation of Law: A Gewirthian Critique of Contemporary Inclusive Positivism’ (2018 - supervised by Beyleveld & Pattinson). Now: Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University.
  • Cheryl Lancaster: 'A history of embryonic stem cell research: Concepts, laboratory work, and contexts' (2017 - supervised by Maehle). Now: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Durham University.
  • Feifei Liu: 'Biofuel Legislative and Policy Framework and Sustainable Development: From Perspectives of Developing Countries' (2016 - supervised by Adcock & Tomasic).
  • Daniel Lowe: 'Assessing the Universality of Human Rights in the Context of Health’ (2018 - supervised by Baker & Pattinson). Now: Lecturer in Law, Coventry University.
  • Clayton Ó Néill, ‘Is there Appropriate Weight given to the Abrahamic Religious Beliefs of Patients and Healthcare Professionals in English Medical Law?’ (2017 - supervised by Pattinson & Leigh). Now: Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Law School
  • Sadaf Shariat, 'The Principle of Generic Consistency as the Surpeme Principle of Human Rights and the Interpretation of Ordre Public and Morality in EU Patent Law' (2017 - supervised by Beyleveld & Adcock). Now: Lecturer in Law, University of South Wales.
  • Yi-Hung (Wesley) Weng: 'The Balance between the Data Protection Law Regime and Modern Technologies: Collision or Collaboration? − A Comparative Study of Regulatory Instruments in the EU and Taiwan' (2013 - supervised by Beyleveld & Leigh). Now: Assistant Professor, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan.

Master of Jurisprudence (MJur)

  • John Adenitire: 'Making Sense of the Disagreements about the Nature of Law: The Puzzles of Legal Normativity and Human Autonomy' (2012 - supervised by Beyleveld & Phillipson). Now: PhD student, Cambridge University.
  • Jessica Birch: 'Mature Minors and the Refusal of Medical Treatment: A Misued of Gillick?' (2017 - supervised by Pattinson & Douglas)
  • Rebecca Blackburn: 'Ending One's Own Life: Unjustifiable Injustice' (2011 - supervised by Pattinson & Rackley). Now: Solicitor at Eversheds.
  • Chantell Burrows: 'Deconstructing Motherhood: A critique of the regulation of surrogacy' (2011 - supervised by Rackely & Pattinson)
  • 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' (2011 - supervised by Pattinson & Beyleveld). Now: Lecturer in Law, Northumbria University.
  • Elizabeth Gibbison (née Robinson): 'Lessons from Odysseus and Beyond: Why Lacking Morality Means Lacking Totality in the Mental Capacity Act 2005' (2014 - supervised by Pattinson). Now: Solicitor at Hay & Kilner.