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Quarterly Research Highlights

Published: 9 December 2015

This page provides a spotlight on some of the most recent activity in the School of Law, with news about publications, speaking engagements and funded research over the last couple of months.

David Gurnham, Associate Professor in Law (Institute of Criminal Justice Research)

David researches interdisciplinary critical approaches to criminal law and health. He has edited a series of essays entitled ‘Law’s Metaphors: interrogating languages of law, justice and legitimacy’ which will be published as the 2016 special issue of the Journal of Law and Society ((2015) 43(1)), as well as a book (Wiley) in the Spring. His own article ‘Debating Rape: to whom does the uncanny “myth” metaphor belong?’ will appear in that volume.

Ozlem Gurses, Associate Professor in Law (Institute of Maritime Law)

Ozlem researches on Marine Insurance, Insurance and Reinsurance Law. She has recently published an article (co-authored with Rob Merkin) called ‘The Insurance Act 2015: Rebalancing the Interests of Insurer and Assured’, published in the Modern Law Review ([2015] 78 MLR 1004). Also with Rob Merkin, Ozlem also has had another article accepted by the Law Quarterly Review to be published later in 2016, entitled ‘Insurance Contracts after the Insurance Act 2015’.

Matthew Nicholson, Lecturer in Public International Law (Law, Ethics and Governance)

Matthew writes and publishes in the theory and practice of International Law. He has recently published an article ‘Walter Benjamin and the Re-Imagination of International Law’ in Law and Critique ( now accessible here ).

A. M. Viens, Associate Professor in Law (Health Ethics and Law network)

Dr. A.M. Viens researches in public health ethics and law as well as emergency/disaster ethics and law and uses moral, legal and political theory. He has been invited to join a European Commission funded project, entitled ‘Rights for the 21st Century? Exploiting the Need for "New" Human Rights’ (led from the universities of Kiel, Germany, and Tallinn, Estonia). He has also been granted funds form the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account scheme for a project entitled ‘Impacting Health Outcomes through Advanced Public Health Qualifications and Professional Education’.

Harry Annison, Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminology (Institute of Criminal Justice Research)

Dr Harry Annison’s work focuses on penal policy, criminal justice and political analysis. His monograph Dangerous Politics: Risk, Political Vulnerability and Penal Policy was published in October 2015 by Oxford University Press, as part of the prestigious ‘Clarendon Studies in Criminology’ series ( available here. ) Harry delivered an invited lecture at the LSE on 11 November based on his monograph, delivered as part of the BSC/Mannheim Centre seminar series."

Claire Lougarre, Lecturer in Human Rights Law (Health Ethics and Law network)

Claire Lougarre works on human rights, and focuses particularly on economic, social and cultural rights. Her article ‘What Does the Right to Health Mean? The Interpretation of Article 11 of the European Social Charter by the European Committee of Social Rights’ is now published in the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (2015 33 NQHR). Her article 'Clarifying the right to health through suprantional monitoring: the highest standard of health attainable' is due for publication in Public Health Ethics in December.

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