Dr Elizabeth Chloe Romanis, LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD, FHEA
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chloe Romanis joined Durham CELLS as an Assistant Professor in Biolaw in September 2020.
Chloe has a LLB (Hons) Law degree and an LLM in Health Care Ethics and Law both from the University of Manchester. While undertaking her PhD she also studied Reproductive and Sexual Health Law as an International Graduate Student at the University of Toronto, Canada. She passed her Wellcome Trust-funded PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Manchester with no corrections in September 2020.
In 2020 Chloe was awarded the University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Medal for Postgraduate Researcher of the Year (FHUMS) and a Faculty of Humanities Outstanding Teacher Award.
Chloe does research in healthcare law and bioethics with a particular interest in reproduction and the body. Chloe's principal publications concern artificial womb technology and are published in leading journals including the Medical Law Review, Journal of Law and the Biosciences and the Journal of Medical Ethics. Chloe has also published widely on matters related to abortion and childbirth.
Her forthcoming book, co-authored with Jordan A Parsons of the University of Bristol, is under contract with Oxford University Press and is entitled: 'Early Medical Abortion, Equality of Access, and the Telemedical Imperative.'
- Contemporary Issues in Biolaw
- Contract Law
- Feminist Legal Studies
- Healthcare Law
- 2019: Brocher Foundation Symposia Funding for Realistic Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of LiFE-S (Liquid Fetal Extracorporeal Support, or ‘Artificial Womb’) Technology’ (£5,000)
- 2019: Institute of Medical Ethics Seminar Series Funding for ‘Reconceiving the Womb in Medicine, Law and Society’ (£1,760)
- 2019: University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities Strategic Investment Fund Postgraduate Research Student Mobility Grant for Visit to University of Toronto (£2,550)
- 2017: Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship in Society & Ethics (WT208245/Z/17/Z) (£82,000)
Chapter in book
- Horn, Claire & Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2020). Establishing Boundaries for Speculation About Artificial Wombs, Ectogenesis, Gender, and the Gestating Body. In A Jurisprudence of the Body. Dietz, Chris, Travis, Mitchell & Thomson, Michael Palgrave. 227-254.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2020). Addressing Rising Cesarean Rates: Maternal Request Cesareans, Defensive Practice, and the Power of Choice in Childbirth. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 13(1): 1-26.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2020). Artificial Womb Technology and the Choice to Gestate Ex Utero: Is Partial Ectogenesis the Business of the Criminal Law?. Medical Law Review 28(2): 342-374.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe & Horn, Claire (2020). Artificial Wombs and the Ectogenesis Conversation: A Misplaced Focus? Technology, Abortion, and Reproductive Freedom. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 13(2): 174-194.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2020). Challenging the ‘Born Alive’ Threshold: Fetal Surgery, Artificial Wombs, and the English Approach to Legal Personhood. Medical Law Review 28(1): 93-123.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, Parsons, Jordan A & Hodson, Nathan (2020). COVID-19 and reproductive justice in Great Britain and the United States: ensuring access to abortion care during a global pandemic. Journal of Law and the Biosciences 7(1).
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe & Nelson, Anna (2020). Homebirthing in the United Kingdom during COVID-19. Medical Law International 096853322095522.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2020). Is ‘viability’ viable? Abortion, conceptual confusion and the law in England and Wales and the United States. Journal of Law and the Biosciences
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe & Parsons, Jordan A (2020). Legal and policy responses to the delivery of abortion care during COVID‐19. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe & Nelson, Anna (2020). Maternal request caesareans and COVID-19: the virus does not diminish the importance of choice in childbirth. Journal of Medical Ethics medethics-2020-106526.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2020). Partial ectogenesis: freedom, equality and political perspective. Journal of Medical Ethics 46(2): 89.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, Begović, Dunja, Brazier, Margot R & Mullock, Alexandra Katherine (2020). Reviewing the womb. Journal of Medical Ethics medethics-2020-106160.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2020). Sally Sheldon and Kaye Wellings (eds), Decriminalising Abortion in the UK: What Would It Mean?. Medical Law Review
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2019). Artificial womb technology and the significance of birth: why gestatelings are not newborns (or fetuses). Journal of Medical Ethics 45(11): 728-729.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2019). Why the Elective Caesarean Lottery is Ethically Impermissible. Health Care Analysis 27(4): 249-268.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2018). Artificial womb technology and the frontiers of human reproduction: conceptual differences and potential implications. Journal of Medical Ethics 44(11): 751-755.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe (2017). Pregnant women may have moral obligations to foetuses they have chosen to carry to term, but the law should never intervene in a woman’s choices during pregnancy. The Manchester Review of Law, Crime and Ethics 6: 69-85.
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, ‘Artificial Womb Technology: The Implications of Ectogestation as a Reproductive Choice,’ Bionews (7 September 2020)
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, ‘Artificial wombs and choosing an alternative to gestation,’ Centre for Reproduction Research De Montfort University Blog (6 January 2020)
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, ‘It’s Time to Address the Absence of Choice in Childbirth,’ University of Toronto Press Blog (13 April 2020)
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, ‘We need to talk about the artificial womb,’ Bionews (14 October 2019)
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, ‘Why don’t we just… decriminalise gestation,’ The Big Issue North (30 March 2020)
- Romanis, Elizabeth Chloe, Interview for Guardian Science Weekly Podcast ‘Artificial Wombs and the Promise for Premature Babies’ (1 November 2019)