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Dr. John Lombard

Biography

Dr John Lombard is a lecturer in medical law and intellectual property law in the School of Law University of Limerick. He completed his LLB (Law and European Studies) at UL before going on to study for an LLM and PhD in UCC. In 2018, Dr Lombard completed a Grad Dip in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship in UL. Prior to his appointment in UL, Dr Lombard worked in the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool where he lectured in medical law and equity.

Dr Lombard's research interests lie primarily in the area of medical law. He has researched extensively in the area of end-of-life care. In 2018, his research monograph ‘Law, Palliative Care, and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges' was published by Routledge. Details of this book can be found at: https://www.routledge.com/Law-Palliative-Care-and-Dying-Legal-and-Ethical-Challenges/Lombard/p/book/9780367894504 More recently, Dr Lombard has completed a text titled ‘Nursing Law in Ireland'. This was published by Clarus Press in 2021. Details of this book can be found at: https://www.claruspress.ie/shop/nursing-law-in-ireland/

In support of his research, Dr Lombard, has been awarded funding from the Irish Research Council, the Royal Irish Academy, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and various University of Limerick funding initiatives. This funding has largely been linked to projects which explore law in action and seek to understand and unpick the challenges of effectively translating law into policy and practice.

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 copyright, particularly the protection of new and atypical works.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2017 Council Member, Irish Association of Law Teachers

Committee

  • AHSS Research Ethics Committee,

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

Books

2021

Nursing Law in Ireland
John Lombard
(2021) Nursing Law in Ireland
Dublin : Clarus Press

2018

Law, Palliative Care and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges
John Lombard
(2018) Law, Palliative Care and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges
London : Routledge

Book Chapters

2020

Autonomy
John Lombard
(2020) Autonomy
In Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life Care; N Emmerich, P Mallia, B Gordijn, & F Pistoia(Ed.) Switzerland : Springer

2020

Decision-Making on Behalf of Children in Ireland
John Lombard, Lydia Bracken
(2020) Decision-Making on Behalf of Children in Ireland
In Medical Decision-Making on Behalf of Young Children: A Comparative Perspective; Imogen Goold, Jonathan Herring, and Cressida Auckland(Ed.) London : Hart

2019

The Structure of the Irish Healthcare System
John Lombard, Gerald O'Nolan
(2019) The Structure of the Irish Healthcare System
In Healthcare Financing: An International Comparison; J Boertjens, M Mikkers, and W Sauter(Ed.) Cheltenham : Edward Elgar

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Bridging the divide between law and palliative medicine
John Lombard
(2020) Bridging the divide between law and palliative medicine
In Palliative Medicine; pp. 3-

2019

The Concepts of Caricature, Parody and Pastiche - Exceptions and Limitations in Copyright Law
John Lombard
(2019) The Concepts of Caricature, Parody and Pastiche - Exceptions and Limitations in Copyright Law
In Commercial Law Practitioner; pp. 183-

2016

Navigating the Decision-Making Framework for Patients in a Minimally Conscious State
John Lombard
(2016) Navigating the Decision-Making Framework for Patients in a Minimally Conscious State
In Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland ;

2016

The Implementation and Operation of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive
John Lombard
(2016) The Implementation and Operation of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive
In Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland ; pp. 29-

2016

The Recognition of Copyright Protection for Tattoos
John Lombard
(2016) The Recognition of Copyright Protection for Tattoos
In Commercial Law Practitioner;

2015

Comparison of healthcare priorities in childhood and early/late adolescence: analysis of cross-sectional data from 8 countries in the Council of Europe Child-friendly Healthcare Survey, 2011
R Bensted, DS Hargreaves, J Lombard, U Kilkelly, RM Viner
(2015) Comparison of healthcare priorities in childhood and early/late adolescence: analysis of cross-sectional data from 8 countries in the Council of Europe Child-friendly Healthcare Survey, 2011
In Child: Care Health And Development; pp. 160-

2015

Sedation of the Terminally Ill Patient: The Role of the Doctrine of Double Effect
John Lombard
(2015) Sedation of the Terminally Ill Patient: The Role of the Doctrine of Double Effect
In Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland ; pp. 22-

2012

The Definition of Death
John Lombard
(2012) The Definition of Death
In Hibernian Law Journal; pp. 63-

2012

The Regulation of Palliative Care
John Lombard
(2012) The Regulation of Palliative Care
In Socio-Legal Studies Review; pp. 23-

2010

Law Reform Update
John Lombard, Douglas Cubie
(2010) Law Reform Update
In Judicial Studies Institute Journal; pp. 148-

2010

Can the State Intervene in Cases of Maternal-Foetal Conflict?
John Lombard
(2010) Can the State Intervene in Cases of Maternal-Foetal Conflict?
In Irish Student Law Review; pp. 129-

Other Journals

2020

Defining the Limits of Public Health Law during COVID-19
John Lombard
(2020) Defining the Limits of Public Health Law during COVID-19
In The Law Magazine, Clarus Press;

2018

A Contemporary Ars Moriendi in Law
John Lombard
(2018) A Contemporary Ars Moriendi in Law
In ULIFH;

2013

The Need for Guidelines in Specialist Palliative Care
John Lombard
(2013) The Need for Guidelines in Specialist Palliative Care
In Cork Online Law Review ; pp. 115-

Conference Contributions

2019

European Association of Health Law Annual Conference
John Lombard
(2019) European Association of Health Law Annual Conference

2019

Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law
John Lombard
(2019) Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law

2019

Law and Society Annual Conference
John Lombard
(2019) Law and Society Annual Conference
Washington DC

2019

Northern/Ireland Health Law and Ethics Network
John Lombard, Hope Davidson
(2019) Northern/Ireland Health Law and Ethics Network
Royal College of Surgeons

2018

Consent and Capacity in Practice: Clinical and Legal Concerns
John Lombard, Eimear Spain
(2018) Consent and Capacity in Practice: Clinical and Legal Concerns
University of Limerick

2018

Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities Conference
John Lombard
(2018) Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities Conference
University of Limerick

2017

Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference
John Lombard
(2017) Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference
Maynooth

2017

European Association of Health Law Conference 2017
John Lombard
(2017) European Association of Health Law Conference 2017

2016

European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care
John Lombard
(2016) European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care
University of Zagreb

2015

Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2015
John Lombard
(2015) Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2015
University of Limerick

2015

European Association of Health Law Conference 2015
John Lombard
(2015) European Association of Health Law Conference 2015
Prague

2014

Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference
John Lombard
(2014) Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference
University College Cork

2013

British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association
John Lombard
(2013) British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association
University of Liverpool

2013

Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
John Lombard
(2013) Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
NUI Galway

2013

9th Annual North South Criminology Conference
John Lombard
(2013) 9th Annual North South Criminology Conference
University College Cork

2013

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference
John Lombard, R Bensted et al
(2013) Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference

2013

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference
John Lombard
(2013) Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference
University of Edinburgh

2013

Law Via the Internet
John Lombard
(2013) Law Via the Internet
Jersey

2012

Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
John Lombard
(2012) Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
University College Cork

2012

Critical Social Thinking
John Lombbard
(2012) Critical Social Thinking
University College Cork

2011

Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
John Lombard
(2011) Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference
University College Dublin

2010

Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights Postgraduate Conference
John Lombard
(2010) Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights Postgraduate Conference
University College Cork

2010

Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today's Society
John Lombard
(2010) Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today's Society
NUI Galway

Published Reports

2021

End of Life and Human Rights
John Lombard, Lucy Davis
(2021) End of Life and Human Rights
Dublin : Age Action

2021

Submission to the Committee on Justice on the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020
John Lombard, Lucy Davis, Age Action
(2021) Submission to the Committee on Justice on the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020
Dublin : Age Action

2020

Copyright and Street Art
John Lombard, UL Engage
(2020) Copyright and Street Art
Limerick : UL Engage
[ULIR]

2020

Healthcare Decision-Making and the Older Person
John Lombard
(2020) Healthcare Decision-Making and the Older Person
Dublin : Age Action
[ULIR]

2018

Barriers to Appropriate Palliative Care Provision
John Lombard
(2018) Barriers to Appropriate Palliative Care Provision
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hospice and Palliative Care(Ed.)

2017

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Interpretation and Practical Application
John Lombard, UL Engage
(2017) The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Interpretation and Practical Application

Other Publications

2020

Bridging the divide between law and palliative medicine
Lombard J.
(2020) Bridging the divide between law and palliative medicine
In Palliative medicine; pp. 3-4
DOI: 10.1177/0269216319882287

2020

Advance Care Planning: Issues raised by the COVID-19 Pandemic
John Lombard
(2020) Advance Care Planning: Issues raised by the COVID-19 Pandemic
AIIHPC PCRN Webinar Series

2020

Human Rights Challenges Associated with Palliative Care
John Lombard
(2020) Human Rights Challenges Associated with Palliative Care
Milford Care Centre :

2020

The Human Rights Framework in Ireland
John Lombard
(2020) The Human Rights Framework in Ireland
Human Rights Challenges Associated with Palliative Care

2019

Consent and Medical Treatment
John Lombard
(2019) Consent and Medical Treatment
UL : Community Law Programme

2019

Palliative Care as a Human Right
John Lombard
(2019) Palliative Care as a Human Right
UCD & TCD : Medical Ethics and Law at the End of Life

2019

Is access to palliative care a human right?
John Lombard
(2019) Is access to palliative care a human right?
RTE Brainstorm

2019

Bridging the Divide between Law and Palliative Medicine
John Lombard
(2019) Bridging the Divide between Law and Palliative Medicine
France : University of Nantes

2019

Palliative Care as a Human Right
J Lombard
(2019) Palliative Care as a Human Right
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

2019

Out-of-hours services: Rights-based approach
John Lombard
(2019) Out-of-hours services: Rights-based approach
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care(Ed.) 8th Annual Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Symposium

2019

The Legal and Ethical Challenges of Double Effect Reasoning
John Lombard
(2019) The Legal and Ethical Challenges of Double Effect Reasoning
International Observatory on End of Life Care, University of Lancaster

2018

Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products in Europe
John Lombard
(2018) Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products in Europe
University of Groningen :

2018

Research Collaboration Supporting Practice: UL and Milford Care Centre
John Lombard, Martina O'Reilly
(2018) Research Collaboration Supporting Practice: UL and Milford Care Centre
All Ireland Seminar on Palliative Care and disabilities: Impact of legislation to improve quality of

2017

The Legal Status of Medicinal Cannabis in Ireland
John Lombard
(2017) The Legal Status of Medicinal Cannabis in Ireland
UL Law Society

2017

Intellectual Property as a tool in Public Health Promotion: Tobacco and the ‘Nudge' factor
John Lombard
(2017) Intellectual Property as a tool in Public Health Promotion: Tobacco and the ‘Nudge' factor
IP Law and Innovation Café, University of Limerick

2017

Law, Palliative Care, and the Dying Process: The Status of Palliative Sedation
John Lombard
(2017) Law, Palliative Care, and the Dying Process: The Status of Palliative Sedation
School of Law, University of Oxford :

2017

Advance Healthcare Directives under the ADM(C) Act 2015
John Lombard
(2017) Advance Healthcare Directives under the ADM(C) Act 2015
Community Law Programme

2016

The Law on End of Life Issues in England and Wales
John Lombard
(2016) The Law on End of Life Issues in England and Wales
MBChB programme, School of Medicine, University of Liverpool :

2016

Living Wills
John Lombard
(2016) Living Wills
Community Law Programme, University of Limerick :

2016

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 Briefing
John Lombard
(2016) National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 Briefing
Plassey House :

2016

Euthanasia and Palliative Sedation: The Importance of Professional Guidelines
J Lombard
(2016) Euthanasia and Palliative Sedation: The Importance of Professional Guidelines
In Criminal Justice in Ireland ;

2015

Legalities in End of Life Care Conference 2015
John Lombard
(2015) Legalities in End of Life Care Conference 2015

2015

Consent & Capacity in Healthcare Conference 2015
John Lombard
(2015) Consent & Capacity in Healthcare Conference 2015