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. & 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.
  2. Why Donor Insemination Requires Developments in Family Law: The Need for New Definitions of Parenthood.
  3. & Hidden Law-Making in the Province of Medical Jurisprudence. The Modern Law Review 77(3), 343-378.
  4. & Gestational Surrogacy, Ethics, and the Family. In Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy. -24).
  5. & Legally Vulnerable. In Law and Global Health. -148).

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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.

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

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