About the Cluster

About the Cluster

Based in the School of Law, University College Cork, the Health Law Cluster encompasses the research, teaching, and external engagement taking place in the areas of Health Law, Ethics and Policy. The Cluster provides a platform for the sharing of knowledge and research by scholars in the School of Law with shared interests in many aspects of Health Law. This research covers all aspects of Health Law including capacity and consent, data protection, mental health, patient safety, pregnancy, regulation, and medical negligence. Members of the Health Law Cluster also engage in a range of interdisciplinary research collaborations and make an important impact on policy, regulation, and clinical practice through their research. Members are committed to policy-making and broader engagement/education activities and also play an extensive public service role.

The aims and functions of the Health Law Cluster are:

  • To provide a platform for the identification of current research strengths in the School of Law in the area of Health Law and Ethics.
  • To contribute to the enhancement of these research strengths, and to collaborate with other researchers in UCC.
  • To maximise our engagement with scholars and policy makers both nationally and internationally.

Members of the Health Law Cluster include Professor Mary Donnelly, Dr Se├ín Lucey,  Professor Deirdre Madden, Dr Claire Murray, Dr Mary Tumelty, Dr Darius Whelan, and several doctoral researchers.

School of Law

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