Conference: Reimagining Health Law, Birmingham

26 June 2018
Birmingham Law School
Tuesday 11th September 2018 (09:30-17:30)
Contact: Professor Jean McHale at j.v.mchale [at] bham.ac.uk
 

Health law is a comparatively young legal discipline. It has emerged from a backdrop of ‘Medical’ and ‘Health Care’.  But what exactly is ‘Health Law’ itself? What do we mean when we write about or teach Health Law?

Health law is a comparatively young legal discipline. It has emerged from a backdrop of “Medical” and “Health Care “.  But what exactly is “Health Law” itself?  What do we mean when we write about or Health Law? The aim of this one day Workshop is to explore health law from a range of perspectives: doctrinal/historical/critical. We will consider the disciplinary interface within and outside law, i.e. health law’s connection to other legal fields, its relationship with bioethics, humanities, and social sciences, and their impact on the health law methodology. In particular the speakers will address a number of pressing questions that have influenced the field in the past and will shape it in future.

For instance:

  • To what extent is the fact that an academic scholar began as a public lawyer which led to them working in health law impacts on the way in which the discipline itself is framed?
  • Is there a unique health law method and if so, to what extent have the developments in other fields and disciplines contributed to the emergence of that method?
  • Are we witnessing any important paradigm shift in the field at the moment?

It will be a day in which people are encouraged to explore ideas, synergies and question assumptions about what health law- was- is and where it is going.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Richard Ashcroft, Queen Mary London;
  • Professor Margaret Brazier, University of Manchester; Professor Emma Cave, University of Durham;
  • Professor Sylvie Delacroix University of Birmingham;
  • Professor Marie Fox, University of Liverpool;
  • Professor Phil Fennell, University of Cardiff;
  • Professor Jonathan Montgomery, UCL;
  • Dr Judy Laing, University of Bristol; Professor Jean McHale, University of Birmingham;
  • Professor Jose Miola, University of Leicester;
  • Professor Nicky Prialux, University of Cardiff;
  • Professor Keith Syrett, University of Bristol.

The event programme will be available shortly.

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Job: Research Fellow in Health Law outside the EU at Birmingham

11 December 2017

Research Fellow: University of Birmingham – Birmingham Law School
Salary: £29,799 to £38,832 With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 5th December 2017
Closes: 10th January 2018
Job Ref: 57033
Fixed term for 9 Months

 

A Research Fellow is sought for the ESRC Funded Project “Health Law outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term Impacts”. The project explores the impact of leaving the EU on health law on the UK and the devolved jurisdictions. The project is running for 18 months from May 2017- November 2018 and is part of the ESRC “UK in a Changing Europe” Initiative. The project is led by Professor Jean McHale, Centre for Health Law Science and Policy, Birmingham Law School (Principal Investigator) and Professor Tamara Hervey (Sheffield Law School) and Dr Mark Flear (QUB Law School) (Co-investigators).

The Research Fellow will be based at Birmingham Law School and will report to the Principal Investigator. The Research Fellow role will include undertaking literature reviews of primary and secondary sources, organisation a project workshop and the closing project dissemination event, and involvement in the organisation of interviews with stakeholders. The Research Fellow will also be involved in developing publications flowing from the project’s findings.

The Fellow will have an LLB degree or equivalent and normally a higher degree relevant to this area. The Fellow will have studied UK Health Law and EU Law at UG and/or PGT/PGR level. The Fellow will demonstrate high level analytical capability, ability to communicate complex information clearly and ability to use the internet for the communication of research. The Fellow will have understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Jean McHale at j.v.mchale [at] bham.ac.uk


Job: John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

8 November 2017

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 1st December 2017
Job Ref: 19338

New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked Law School
Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, with strong links to the legal profession and the judiciary
Closely connected to the University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Science, the region’s Hospital, District Health Boards and health agencies. Dr John Mayo, one of the Faculty’s long- standing donors, has made a further substantial gift to establish an endowed Chair in the area of Health Law and Policy. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar with excellent interpersonal skills to lead this area and make a significant contribution to a broad range of personal and public health issues which affect patients, and health and legal practitioners in the public and private sectors, as well as the broader community within New Zealand and internationally.

Candidates will demonstrate personal credibility and exceptional communication skills. They will ideally have expertise in working with key partners in the government, health and medical sectors, which they can utilise to build on our existing relationships with those key partners.

The Chair will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate in research and teaching with our colleagues in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

The Faculty of Law’s degree programmes are taught by some of this country’s leading scholars. The Faculty has outstanding students and very supportive alumni. Applicants will reflect our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and have the knowledge and expertise to mentor and grow research excellence.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university with over 42,000 students of whom 10,000 graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. The University has eight faculties and supports a number of key leading research centres and institutes. It is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research institution with the largest number of top-ranked researchers.

Auckland has recently been ranked third in Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey for the sixth consecutive year.

For further information please contact:

Clare Litten, University of Auckland, P: +64 9 923 9096, E: c.litten [at] auckland.ac.nz

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, University of Auckland, P: +49 152 52 650 182, E: k.soehnel [at] auckland.ac.nz

 


Job: Research Assistant/Associate (Law) – Newcastle University – Institute of Health & Society

10 July 2017

Research Assistant/Associate (Law) – A76493R
Newcastle University – Institute of Health & Society
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 6th July 2017
Closes: 13th July 2017
Job Ref: 147248
Salary: Research Assistant – £26,829 – £28,452; Research Associate – £29,301 – £38,183

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and highly motivated part time legal researcher (0.5 FTE) to help develop a new project on economic, social and cultural rights in UK law. The Institute is committed to social justice, fairness and Health for All. Much of our work addresses the causes of poverty, inequalities in health and the social determinants of health. Our research is interdisciplinary and grounded in a Right to Health approach. We work within a public health and primary care paradigm so that our research and teaching must be relevant to the communities we serve, locally, nationally, and internationally.

You will have an Undergraduate and Master’s degree in law. A PhD in law or a related discipline is required for appointment at Associate level.

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in human rights, both legally and in the wider policy context, nationally and internationally, as well as expertise and analytical ability in economic, social and cultural rights.

The Institute of Health & Society is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. Applications for part time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

The post is available immediately and is tenable for 3 years.

Informal enquiries may be made to Peter Roderick (email: peter.roderick [at] ncl.ac.uk).


Research fellowships: Fondation Brocher, Geneva

10 February 2017

The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva -Switzerland).

The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. 

Every month a dozen of visiting researchers live and concentrate on their research project at the Foundation.

The location allows researchers to link up with, and benefit from, the extensive network and knowledge of local experts from the international governmental and non-governmental organisations having their headquarters in Geneva.

Our call for residencies is closing on the 18th of February.

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from numerous International Organizations & Non Governmental Organizations based in Geneva, such as WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR, ILO, WMA, ICRC, and others.

They give researchers (PhD students to Professors) the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies.  Researchers can also apply with one or two other researchers to work on a collaborative project.

“Junior” visiting researchers can apply for an additional scholarship in order to cover their travel and local expenses in Geneva. To be eligible to this “Additional scholarship for Junior researchers”, the applicant should be a PhD student or should have obtained his PhD degree within a maximum of five years and should not perceive any other income during the time spent at the Foundation.

Applications from low and middle income countries are highly encouraged.

Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of recent medical research and new medical technologies :

Bioethics, Medical Anthropology, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Law, Philosophy of Medicine and Health, Medical Humanities, Social Science Perspectives on Health, Medical Ethics, History of medicine. Equitable access to medical care, Biobanks, Biosecurity and Dual Use Dilemmas, Clinical Trials and Research on Human Subjects, Genetic testing and screening, Health Care Reform, Nanotechnology, Neglected diseases, Pandemic planning, Reproductive technology, Stem Cells and Cell Therapy, Organ transplantation, Telemedicine, Neurosciences, Synthetic Biology.

Must be submitted before 18/02/2017 midnight GMT.


Job: Research Assistant in Criminal Justice and Health at the University of Lincoln

30 January 2017

University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, School of Health and Social Care
Salary: £26,829
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Research Assistant with relevant research skills and experience to undertake criminal justice and health research funded by the National Institute for Health Research and under supervision of Dr Coral Sirdifield in the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU).

Based at the University of Lincoln Brayford Campus, the Research Assistant will also work closely with members of the project steering group and external advisory group, including service user representatives where this is needed.

The Research Assistant will report directly to Dr Sirdifield and will also be provided with support from other members of the research team as needed.

You will be involved in all aspects of the research project, including: undertaking a narrative systematic literature review; conducting thematic analysis of documents; and conducting interviews and surveys with staff from a variety of criminal justice and health related organisations across England. You will also contribute to the preparation of reports, conference abstracts, presentations, and journal articles.

Ideally you will have experience of systematic reviews, qualitative and survey methods. You should be knowledgeable of and proficient in the use of data analysis packages such as NVivo and SPSS. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to liaise with members of the project team.

You will be qualified to at least honour’s degree level in a relevant subject (1st, 2.1 or equivalent). Previous appropriate methods training and experience in systematic literature reviews and conducting interviews/surveys is desirable. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. Proven knowledge of writing for publication would be an advantage.

Closing date: Sunday 12th February 2017


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Petrie-Flom Academic Fellowships, 2014-2016

18 September 2013

PURPOSE: The Academic Fellowship is a postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers. Fellows are selected from among recent graduates, young academics, and mid-career practitioners who are committed to spending two years at the Center pursuing publishable research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of health law policy, medical innovation policy, or bioethics. For more information about current and past fellows, please visit the Fellowship Programs section of our website.

ELIGIBILITY: By the start of the fellowship term, applicants must hold an advanced degree in a discipline that they intend to apply to issues falling under the Center’s umbrella. The Center particularly encourages applications from those who intend to pursue careers as tenure-track law professors, but will consider any applicant who demonstrates an interest and ability to produce outstanding scholarship at the intersection of law and health policy, bioethics, or biotechnology during the term of the fellowship. Applicants will be evaluated by the quality and probable significance of their research proposals, and by their record of academic and professional achievement.

APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted from September 16, 2013 through November 18, 2013.

Calls for application to the Fellowship Program are released in late summer in the year preceding the appointment start date. The Call for Applications for 2014-2016 is now available. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2013. Applications submitted before the final deadline will not be reviewed early. For further information, contact us by email.

For more information, see the full call for applications here.