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Biography

Emma Nottingham LL.B Law (Southampton) joined the University of Winchester in September 2015. She teaches the law of torts, family law, child law and is the coordinator of the dissertation module. Previously, Emma was a part-time lecturer at the University of Southampton, where she is currently completing her PhD. In 2016, Emma was nominated for the award of Most helpful professional staff member year award and in 2017 the Best Lecturer, Constructive and Efficient Feedback year award by The University of Winchester Students Union. She is also a Fellow of theHigher Education Academy (FHEA).

Emmas research interests mainly focus on childrens rights in the context of healthcare. She is particularly interested in the adolescent age group and sexual and reproductive health. Emma has contributed to the Childrens Rights Judgments Project, due to be published in 2017. Emma has a particular interest in methods of development of both public policy and law and the impact of social and moral controversies on law making. Emmas PhD research entitled Gillick: The Emergence of a Test Case conducts an in-depth analysis of the Gillick litigation. It encompasses an examination of strategic litigation including test cases and the use of campaigning and pressure groups to influence lawmaking.

Currently, Emma is working on a research project examining childrens rights to privacy in fly-on-the-wall documentaries alongside Marion Oswald and Helen M. Ryan. Their paper 'The Not-so-Secret Life of Five Year Olds': Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Disclosure of Information and the Depiction of Children on Broadcast and Social Media, published in the Journal of Media Law, considers the limited protection available to young children who appear in fly-on-the-wall documentaries, such as Channels 4s The Secret Life of Five Year Olds.

Emma is the Editor of the blog Paediatric Bioethics.

Areas of expertise

  • Healthcare law
  • Family law
  • Childrens rights
  • legal aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • medical ethics
  • Bioethics
  • privacy
  • Test cases
  • Strategic lawmaking
  • Public interest litigation
  • Tort law

Publications

Articles

Nottingham Emma, 'An acheological study of Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority [1986] AC 112' Feminists@Law (forthcoming)

Frith Lucy, Hooper Carwyn, Camporesi Silvia, Douglas Thomas, Smajdor Anna, Nottingham Emma, Fritz Zoe, Ekberg Merryn, Huxtable Richard (on behalf of the Insitute of Medical Ethics) 'Institute of Medical Ethics Guidelines for confirmation of appointment, promotion and recognition of UK bioethics and medical ethics researchers' (2018) Journal of Medical Ethics

Oswald Marion, James Helen, Nottingham Emma 'The Not-so-Secret Life of Five Year Olds': Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Disclosure of Information and the Depiction of Children on Broadcast and Social Media (2016)8 Journal of Media Law 198-228

Book sections

Nottingham Emma,Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority [1986] 3 AC 112, Womens Legal Landmarks Project (forthcoming November 2018). Read it here.

NottinghamEmma, Re W (A minor)(Medcial treatment court's jurisdcition) in Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments From Acaedmic Vision to New practice (Hart Publishing 2017)

Commentaries

Emma Cave and Emma Nottingham, 'Who Knows Best (interests)? The Case of Charlie Gard' (2017) Medical Law Review

Nottingham, Emma (2016) The posthumous use of sperm - a sorry tale BioNews 858.Read it here.

Nottingham Emma Vicarious Liability for the acts of foster carers: NA v Nottinghamshire County Council [2014] EWHC 4005 (2015) Journal of Professional Negligence

Reports

Nottingham Emma, Oswald Marion, Ryan Helen, Have Generation Tagged Lost their Privacy? A report of workshop findings BILETA (2017) Read it here

Book reviews

Nottingham Emma, Childrens Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts, Aoife Nolan, (2013) 25(1) Child and Family Law Quarterly 96-98

Blog posts

Nottingham Emma, 'Surrogacy arrangement breakdown: surrogate ordered to hand over to intended parents' (2017) The Transparency Project Blog

Nottingham Emma 'Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children v Gard' (2017) Family Court Reporting Watch, The Transparency Project Blog

Nottingham Emma, Oswald Marion, James Helen, (2016) The not-so-secret life of Generation Tagged Information Law and Policy Centre atIALS Blog

Nottingham Emma (2014) Innovating at the Frontiers: The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference 2014 HEAL UoS Blog

Nottingham Emma (2012) Injecting contraception in schools? HEAL UoS Blog

Nottingham Emma (2011) Case of the week: October 17, 1985 HEAL UoS

Conference papers

Nottingham Emma, 'Using Legal Archaeology to understand legal landmarks for women: an archaeological study of Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authrotiy (2018) Centre for the Hisotry of Women's Education seminar series, The University of Winchester, GB.

Nottingham Emma, 'An Archaeoliogical Study of Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authrotiy [1986] AC 112' (2018) Socio-legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Bristol, GB.

Nottingham Emma and Ryan Helen, 'Critically Ill Children, privact and social media in a digitally incontient world' (2018) Socio-legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Bristol, GB.

Nottingham Emma, 'Dad cut that part out!' How can we Protect Generation Tagged? (2017) 7th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Cardiff, GB.

Nottingham Emma, Oswald Marion, James Helen, The Holby City Curtain of Privacy, The illusory nature of the privacy of patient information in healthcare settings (2017) Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Newcastle, GB.

Nottingham Emma, Marion Oswald, Helen James, (2016) The not-so-secret life of five-year-olds: legal and ethical issues relating to disclosure of information and the depiction of children on broadcast and social media, Restricted and Redacted: Where now for human rights and digital information control? The Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute od Advanced Legal Studies, London, GB.

Nottingham Emma, James Helen (2016) Eavesdropping on a childs secret world: The rights of children featured in fly-on-the-wall reality documentaries on broadcast media, The Research and Knowledge Exchange Symposium, University of Winchester, GB.

Nottingham Emma, Marion Oswald, Helen James (2016) The not-so-secret-life of five year olds, Legal and ethical issues relating to disclosure of information and the depiction of children on broadcast social media, SLSA Annual Conference 2016, Lancaster, GB.

Nottingham Emma, Marion Oswald, Helen James (2016) Eavesdropping on a childs secret world. The rights of children featured in fly-on-the-wall reality documentaries on broadcast social media, SLSA Annual Conference 2016, Lancaster, GB.

Nottingham Emma (2015) The role of test cases in ethical dilemmas concerning childrens rights, Institute of Medical Ethics 2nd Annual Research Conference 2015 'Sharpening the Edge of Bioethics in the UK', Newcastle, GB.

Nottingham Emma (2015) The role of test cases in ethical dilemmas concerning adolescent health, Challenging questions and ethical obligations - the ethics of everyday practice Conference, London, GB.

Nottingham Emma (2014) Testing the Health of Adolescents Rights, 8th Postgraduate Bioethics Conference 2014, Southampton, GB.

Nottingham Emma (2013) The role of public interest in Gillick, SLSA Annual Conference 2013, York, GB. Poster presentation.

Nottingham Emma (2012) Breaking the rules: the importance of procedural avoidance in developing childrens rights in health care, IAITL Conference 2012, Athens, Greece.

Nottingham Emma (2012) Can we be certain of the law on adolescents rights? SLS Annual Conference 2012, University of Bristol, GB. Poster presentation.

Nottingham Emma (2012) Testing Theories on Adolescents rights, PGR Seminar University of Southampton.

Nottingham Emma (2011) Testing the Health of Law: Adolescents Rights with regard to Healthcare, PGR presentation, University of Southampton.

Invited presentations

Nottingham Emma, 'Dad cut that part out!' How can we Protect Generation Tagged?' (2017) Seminar Series Privacy and law in a Changing Social Context, Newcastle University

Nottingham Emma, Ethics and Law of Fertility Preservation Services, 1st Fertility Preservation Annual Symposuim, Edinburgh

Nottingham Emma, Cross Michael, OHara Kieron, Townend Judith, Wondemaghen Meron (2016) Open Justice: Open Data? 3rd Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law Information is Power University of Winchester, GB. Panel Presentation

Nottingham Emma, Ekberg Merryn, Joynson Catherine Woodgate Paul, (2015) Building British Bioethics, Institute of Medical Ethics 2nd Annual Research Conference 2015 'Sharpening the Edge of Bioethics in the UK', Newcastle, GB. Panel presentation

Nottingham Emma (2014) Legal Challenges in Paediatric Medicine- previous cases and challenges today, Training seminar for registrars in paediatrics, Southampton General Hospital.

Nottingham Emma (2014) Testing the Health of Gillick, London Metropolitan University

Nottingham Emma (2013) Causation, The University of York

Media appearances

Comment & discussion on Charlie Gard case - child withdrawal of treatment

  • Thursday 6th April 2017 Breakfast BBC 5Live with Nicky Campbell
  • Tuesday 11th April 2017 Victoria Derbyshire Show BBC 2
  • Tuesday 11th April 2017 BBC 5Live with Adrian Chiles
  • Tuesday 11th April 2017 BBC Radio London with Eddie Nestor
  • Tuesday 11th April 2017 BBC News Channel
  • Wednesday 12th April 2017 BBC 1 Breakfast
  • Wednesday 12th April 2017 BBC Three Counties Radio
  • Wednesday 12th April 2017 between BBC Radio Newcastle
  • Wednesday 12th April 2017 BBC Talkback Guest discussion with Nick Ferrai (Radio)
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017 BBC 1 Breakfast
  • Thursday 8th June 2017 BBC Radio London with Eddie Nestor
  • Tuesday 13th June 2017 BBC 1 Breakfast
  • Tuesday 13th June 2017 BBC Radio London with Vanessa Feltz
  • Tuesday 13th June 2017 BBC Radio Solent

ITV Meridian newsComment on the Samantha Jefferies Case (2016)

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