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Dr Eimear Spain

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Eimear Spain is a Senior Lecturer in Health Law in a joint appointment between the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences and the School of Law. Eimear graduated with a BA in Law and Accounting and was awarded the University Medal for first place in interdisciplinary programmes upon graduation. Upon commencing her PhD she was awarded a University Scholarship and a Government of Ireland Scholarship by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences which she held for three years. Following completion of her PhD, Eimear took up a position as a Research Coordinator in Macquarie University in Sydney. She was subsequently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the University of Northumbria in England before returning to take up a lecturing position in the School of Law in 2010. In 2015 she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Health Law.


Kilcommins, S., Leahy, S., Walsh, K.M. & Spain, E. (2018). The Victim in the Irish Criminal Process. Manchester University Press. ISBN: 978-1-5261-0639-1.

Kilcommins, S. & Spain, E. (2018). GSOC, the legislative process, and the privacy rights of citizens. Irish Criminal Law Journal. 28 (1):1-15.

Smith, R., Spain, E. & Glancey, R. (2017). Core Statutes on Public and Human Rights Law 2017-2018. Palgrave Macmillan.

Leahy, S. & Spain, E. (2017). Exploring the impact of the Victims’ Directive on service provision for victims of crime in Ireland. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 68 (4):519-538.

Gulati, G., Whelan, D., Spain, E., Meagher, D., & Dunne, C. (2017). Hunger strikes in prison: A legal perspective for psychiatrists. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 1-6.