Portrait of Professor Sally Sheldon

Professor Sally Sheldon

Professor of Law

About

Sally Sheldon is a Professor of Law at Kent Law School. Her research interests are primarily in health care law and ethics, and the legal regulation of gender. She has published widely in the area of medical ethics and law, including a book on abortion law ('Beyond Control: Medical Power and Abortion law', 1997) and a co-edited collection of essays on Feminist Perspectives on Health Care Law (1998). She has recently completed one AHRC-funded project: ‘How Can a State Control Swallowing?’ Medical Abortion and the Law, and is currently engaged on another: ‘The Abortion Act (1967): a Biography’.

Research interests

Sally Sheldon's research interests are primarily in health care law and ethics, and the legal regulation of gender. She has published widely in the area of medical ethics and law, including a book on abortion law ('Beyond Control: Medical Power and Abortion law', 1997) and a co-edited collection of essays on Feminist Perspectives on Health Care Law (1998). Together with Richard Collier of Newcastle Law School, she has also co-authored a socio-legal study of fatherhood ('Fragmenting Fatherhood', 2008) and co-edited 'Fathers' Rights activism and Law Reform (2007). Her current work centres on reproduction and the law.​ In 2017, Sally was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, in recognition of her pioneering socio-legal research, particularly in the area of abortion law.    

Professional

Trustee of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (2009-18).

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