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Dr. John Lombard

LLB, LLM, PhD

Biography

John Lombard is a lecturer in the School of Law, UL. He completed his LLB (Law and European Studies) at UL before going on to study for an LLM and PhD in UCC. In 2018 John graduated from UL with a Grad Dip in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship. Prior to his appointment, John worked in the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool where he lectured in Medical Law and Equity. He has also previously worked as a research assistant in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance Technology Centre based in UCC.

John's research interests lie in the areas of Medical Law and Intellectual Property Law. He has researched extensively in the area of end-of-life care and has published a research monograph titled 'Law, Palliative Care, and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges' (Routledge 2018). In support of his research, John has received the RIA Charlemont Award and has been successful in IRC funding bids.

Tel: +353 61 213486
Email: john.lombard@ul.ie

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the areas of Medical Law, Bioethics, and Intellectual Property Law. In Medical Law, I am interested in the legal and ethical issues that arise at the end of life, as well as the development and impact of public health regulations that shape how we live and work. In the area of Intellectual Property Law I am especially interested in the patenting of biotechnology and nanotechnology with a particular interest in the area of nanomedicine.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2017 Council Member, Irish Association of Law Teachers

Research Collaborators

  • School of Law - Outgoing Visitor - Sichuan University -China
  • I P Unit - Outgoing Visitor - University of Cape Town -South Africa
  • Georgia State University, Center for Law, Health and Society - Outgoing Visitor -USA
  • International Observatory on End of Life Care - Outgoing Visitor - Lancaster University -England

Publications

Book

2020

Nursing Law in Ireland
John Lombard

Book Chapter

2020

Decision-Making on Behalf of Children in Ireland
John Lombard, Lydia Bracken
Medical Decision-Making on Behalf of Young Children: A Comparative Perspective

2020

Autonomy
John Lombard
Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life Care

2019

The Structure of the Irish Healthcare System
John Lombard, Gerald O'Nolan
Healthcare Financing: An International Comparison

Conference Contribution

2019
2013

Law Via the Internet
John Lombard

2012

Critical Social Thinking
John Lombbard

Other Journal

2018
2013

The Need for Guidelines in Specialist Palliative Care
John Lombard
Cork Online Law Review

Other Publication

2019
2016

Living Wills
John Lombard

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020
2016
2016

The Recognition of Copyright Protection for Tattoos
John Lombard
Commercial Law Practitioner

2012

The Regulation of Palliative Care
John Lombard
Socio-Legal Studies Review

2012

The Definition of Death
John Lombard
Hibernian Law Journal

2010
2010

Law Reform Update
John Lombard, Douglas Cubie
Judicial Studies Institute Journal

Published Report

2020

Copyright and Street Art
John Lombard, UL Engage