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Dr Debra Wilson, New Zealand

 

LML Visiting Scholar

1 June - 29 August 2016

Background 

Dr Wilson received her PhD in Law from Monash University for her dissertation on the legality of human cloning. Since then, Dr Wilson has been working at Canterbury University, where she convenes a popular Medical Law course.
  
In 2014, Dr Wilson’s teaching was recognized with a university teaching award. She also spent 6 months in 2013 as a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, where she taught international medical law and ethics.
  
Currently Dr Wilson is the team leader of a 3-year funded project on surrogacy regulation. Her book, Genetics, Crime and Justice was published in 2015 by Edward Elgar.
  

Research focus

During her visit, Dr Wilson will continue her research on the regulation of surrogacy, which is also a special interest of Cambridge academics, Dr Jens Scherpe and Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn. 

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