Dr Caroline Jones
Reader
Legal Studies
Telephone: (01792) 604249
Room: Office - 044
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Caroline joined Swansea University in 2017 after several years at the University of Southampton. Her research interests lie in Family Law and Health Care Law. At present she is particularly interested in the processes of production of law and its broader impact, especially with regard to test case litigation in Health Care Law. Previously her work had focused on public policy formation and socio-legal constructions of parentage and kinship; and she retains a keen interest in issues around donor conception, surrogacy, cloning, and the regulation of assisted conception more broadly.   

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Publications

  1. & Using Neural Networks with Routine Health Records to Identify Suicide Risk: Feasibility Study. JMIR Mental Health 5(2), e10144
  2. & Donor-conceived people's views and experiences of their genetic origins: a critical analysis of the research evidence. Journal of Law and Medicine 19(4), 769-789.
  3. Why Donor Insemination Requires Developments in Family Law: The Need for New Definitions of Parenthood.
  4. & Hidden Law-Making in the Province of Medical Jurisprudence. The Modern Law Review 77(3), 343-378.
  5. & Gestational Surrogacy, Ethics, and the Family. In Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy. -24).

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Teaching

  • LAA210 Family Law: Parents & Children

    This module examines the law relating to parenthood and the parent/child relationship in England and Wales. It focuses particularly on issues relating to parenthood, parental responsibility, children's rights, parental disputes over children and public law issues surrounding child protection.

  • LAA301 Family Law: Parents & Children

    This module examines the law relating to parenthood and the parent/child relationship in England and Wales. It focuses particularly on issues relating to parenthood, parental responsibility, children's rights, parental disputes over children and public law issues surrounding child protection.

  • LAAM20 Rights and accountability: technology and law

    This module examines issues pertaining to human rights and their protection in the use of technology. Students will consider how the online environment and human rights intersect by considering, inter alia: how human rights (such as the right to privacy and data protection rights) can be protected online; how new technologies can be used in investigating and prosecuting mass human rights violations; how technology can be used to automate and assist decision-making, where liability falls in those circumstances, and related issues of accountability and liability.

Supervision

  • (Evidenced proposals for a politically viable, effective and operable strategy to render crime and punishment obsolete.) This title is likely to be revised to 'Sharing de-brutalisation: anachronising crime, punishment, inherent harm and wasted potential.' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Raynor
  • [Working title] Developing Welsh Law to protect the liberty of the mentally ill«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Simon Hoffman
    Other supervisor: Prof Jane Williams

Key Grants and Projects

  • Test case biographies as a method for studying hidden law-making 2013 - 2015

    , with Jonathan Montgomery (UCL) , British Academy/Leverhulme, £9,909

  • 'Hidden Lawmakers: The Impact of Litigation Strategies on the Development of Health Care Law' 2011

    , with Jonathan Montgomery and Hazel Biggs., Modern Law Review Seminar Series Fund, £4,410