Professor John Coggon LLB, PhD
Professor of Law and the Philosophy of Public Health
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Professor John Coggon is Professor of Law and the Philosophy of Public Health within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.
I joined the Law School at Southampton in 2012 as Reader in Law, and was promoted in 2014 to Professor of Law and the Philosophy of Public Health. I am a member of the Research Centre in Health, Ethics and Law, with particular interests in Public Health Ethics and Law. My research and teaching interests lie in legal, moral, and political theory, primarily as these concern health and health policy. I am engaged in a wide range of teaching and research activities, including many interdisciplinary and international collaborations involving people from a variety of fields.
Before moving to Southampton, I held two positions in the School of Law at the University of Manchester. The first was as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, working in the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy on a project entitled "Making Laws on Public Health: Regulation of Responsibilities and Freedoms". This led to various published works, including my book What Makes Health Public? (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Following my postdoctoral fellowship, I was a Research Fellow in the Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation, where I worked on the Wellcome Strategic Programme on The Human Body, Its Scope, Limits and Future. In this role I extended my study of public health to include research in global health, as well as focusing particularly on questions relating to methods in interdisciplinary bioethics.
Amongst my publications from this fellowship is the book, co-edited with Simona Giordano and Marco Cappato, Scientific Freedom, (Bloomsbury, 2012), and the book co-edited with Swati Gola, Global Health and International Community, (Bloomsbury, 2013).