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Dr Melinee Kazarian LLB (Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2007), LLM (Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2008), PhD (University of Manchester, 2013)

Lecturer in Law

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Dr Melinee Kazarian is Lecturer in Law within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.

Melinee joined the Law School at the University of Southampton in October 2016. She holds degrees in (French) law (LLB and public law (LLM) from Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3. She also holds a PhD in law and wrote her thesis on ‘The role of the criminal law and the criminal process in healthcare malpractice in France and England.'

Before joining Southampton Law School, Melinee worked as a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. Melinee researches on healthcare law and criminal law issues, as well as comparative and French law. She has been involved in different research projects including an AHRC-funded project entitled 'The Impact of the Criminal Process on Health Care Ethics and Practice’, led by Professor Margaret Brazier, which aimed to offer a comprehensive analysis of the role of the criminal justice system in regulating health care practice and ethics in the UK.

Melinee welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in undertaking doctoral research in any area related to her research. Melinee is currently supervising the following PGR students; Yuqing Zhao (‘Criminal Omissions in China: A Comparative Study with the UK’), and Elizabeth Redrup (‘Existing in the ‘no-man’s land paradox’: What ethical and legal protection do those in an ‘in between’ state of existence have in English and Welsh law?).

Melinee has supervised the following PhD thesis to completion: Zoumpoulia Amaxilati ('The extent to which a shipowner has to take measures to protect a seafarer from the risk of being injured or killed by the criminal acts of pirates in the context of his/her employment: An English negligence law perspective').

Research interests

Melinee's research interests are in medico-legal, criminal and comparative law issues, in particular the question of the criminalisation of negligence in the common law and civil law traditions. She has published papers on recent medico-legal debates, focusing on a comparative analysis of French and English criminal responses to healthcare scandals.


Affiliate research groups

Health Ethics and Law (HEAL), Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS)

Law with Psychology Joint Programme Coordinator, Module Lead for Healthcare Law and Bioethics (LAWS2032), and Module Co-Lead for Law of Torts (LAWS2045).

Melinee is Director of the Centre for Health Ethics and Law (HEAL) at the University of Southampton.

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Teaching Modules

  • Health Care Law and Bioethics (LAWS2032)
  • Law of Torts (LAWS2045)
  • Legal Skills (LAWS1023)
Dr Melinee Kazarian
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number : 4/2015

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