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Dr Heloise Robinson

Heloise did her doctoral studies in Oxford (DPhil), in medical law and ethics. During her studies, she received four Humane Studies Fellowships from the Institute for Humane Studies.

Before joining Oriel, she taught several different undergraduate law subjects at a number of Oxford colleges, and she has also taught undergraduate lectures and co-taught graduate (BCL) seminars in Medical Law and Ethics for the Oxford Faculty of Law. She previously acted as convenor of the Medical Law and Ethics Discussion Group for two years.

Heloise first studied law at McGill University, where she obtained degrees in both the civil law and the common law, and was an editor of the McGill Law Journal. She is a qualified barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada, and has worked for leading law firms in both Canada and the UK, and as a Law Clerk to judges at the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal and the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Research Interests

Heloise’s research is in the field of medical law and ethics, and most of her current research is on disability, ethics, political theory, and the law.

Selected Publications

‘Abortion on the Basis of a Risk of Disability: The Parents’ Interests and Shared Interests’ in AM Phillips, TC de Campos and J Herring, Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law (Oxford University Press 2019).