Dr Catherine Stanton

Lect in Medical Law and Bioethics

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Research interests

Catherine's PhD thesis examined legal and ethical issues relating to the use of genetic information within the family.

Catherine is also interested in the link between healthcare and the criminal law.  She was part of an ESRC-funded project (with David Gurnham and Hannah Quirk) 'Criminalising contagion: legal and ethical challenges of disease transmission and the criminal law'. (ES/J021555/1).


co-editor with Hannah Quirk, Criminalising Contagion: Legal and Ethical Challenges of Disease Transmission and the Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016) http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/law/private-law/criminalising-contagion-legal-and-ethical-challenges-disease-transmission-and-criminal-law

She is also a co-editor (with Sarah Devaney, Anne-Maree Farrell and Alexandra Mullock) of Pioneering Healthcare Law: Essays in Honour of the Work of Margaret Brazier (Routledge, 2015) www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138861091/

C Stanton, 'Patient information: to share or not to share?' Medical Law Review, published online first on 27 April 2018 https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwy020

 C. Stanton, 'Genetic Transmission of Disease: A Legal Harm?' Healthcare Analysis (2016) 24(3) 228-245 

C. Stanton, 'Maternal transmission of HIV Infection: a crime against my child?' Journal of Medical Ethics (2014) Online first 4 June. doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101368

Catherine was also guest editor of an edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics (December 2014)  which includes papers on the issue of disease transmission and the use of the criminal law.


Catherine supervises PhD students in the area of healthcare law.  


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display