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April 3, 2014

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Sheelagh Mcguinness
Centre for Health Law, Science, and Policy
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Dr. Sheelagh McGuinness is a legal academic working in the Centre for Health Law, Science, and Policy at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway (BA, LLB) and the University of Manchester (MA, PhD). Sheelagh was appointed as a Birmingham Fellow in February 2012. Prior to this she was lecturer in law and ethics at the Centre for Professional Ethics, Keele University. Her interests are broadly in the area of health law and policy with a particular interest in the relationship between law and reproduction. Her most recent publications in this area are ‘Transnational Crimes Related to Health: How should the law respond to illicit organ tourism?’ which is forthcoming in Legal Studies and ‘Health, human rights and the regulation of reproductive technologies in S.H. And others V Austria (application no. 57813/00) (2013)’ published in the Medical Law Review. Sheelagh is a member of the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies, the Independent Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank, the Medical Ethics Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is also currently part of a working group convened by the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group exploring the subject ‘organ tourism’.

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