Biography

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.


Research Interests

Eimear's research interests lie in health, criminal, constitutional and intellectual property law. One of her key interest areas is in the field of law and emotions which draws on disciplines such as neuroscience and psychology. She has published numerous books, book chapters and articles in the areas of health, criminal, constitutional and administrative law both nationally and internationally, including a monograph entitled ‘The Role of Emotions in Criminal Law Defences; Duress, Necessity and Lesser Evils' with Cambridge University Press. Eimear has a strong track record in attracting funding from external agencies and has worked with important stakeholders including Cosc, The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, the Department of Justice, An Garda Síochána, the Irish Prison Service and the Inspector of Prisons. Much of her research is interdisplinary in nature and she has secured grant funding with colleagues in obstetrics, midwifery, educational psychology and social psychology. She is a founding member and co-director of the Centre for the Understanding of Emotions in Society in the University of Limerick. Eimear is the School of Law liaison with An Garda Síochána.

Books

The Victim in the Irish Criminal Process

Ms. Eimear Spain
Dr. Susan Leahy
2018
Manchester
Manchester University Press
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Constitutional and Administrative Law (Nutshells),

Ms. Eimear Spain
2014
London
Sweet & Maxwell
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Core Statutes on Public and Human Rights Law 2019-2020

Ms. Eimear Spain
2019
Basingstoke
Palgrave Macmillan
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The Role of Emotions in Criminal Law Defences; Duress, Necessity and Lesser Evils

Ms. Eimear Spain
2011
Cambridge
Cambridge University Press
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Book Chapters

Engaging with Emotions in the Legal Profession

Ms. Eimear Spain
2016
Oxford
Hart
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Criminal Law Pedagogy in Ireland: the absence of the emotive, the regulatory and the gendered

Ms. Eimear Spain
2016
London
Routledge
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Teaching Legal Writing Using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities

Ms. Eimear Spain
Ms. Jennifer Schweppe
2012
Limerick
NDLR
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Pregnancy and Unwanted Third Party Interference: A Woman's Rights.

Ms. Eimear Spain
2008
Dublin
Liffey Press
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The Development of Victims Rights in Ireland

Ms. Eimear Spain
Dr. Susan Leahy
2016
OUP
Oxford University Press
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Defining corporate, white–collar and regulatory crime: Offences, Defences and Procedure'

Ms. Eimear Spain
2019
Dublin
Clarus
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Regulatory Crime

Ms. Eimear Spain
2016
Oxford
Oxford University Press
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Regulatory Crime

Ms. Eimear Spain
2014
Dublin
Law Society
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Article 40.3.3 and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013: The Impetus for, and Process of, Legislative Change

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
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Study of the Attitudes and Knowledge of Irish General Practitioners to their potential role in crisis pregnancy following repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution

Ms. Eimear Spain
2019
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Hunger strikes in prison: a legal perspective for psychiatrists

Ms. Eimear Spain
2017
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The psychiatric management of prisoners on hunger strike: developing a management algorithm using the Delphi technique

Ms. Eimear Spain
2019
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Vo v France: Reasonable Settlement or Missed Opportunity?

Ms. Eimear Spain
2006
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GSOC, the legislative process, and the privacy rights of citizens

Ms. Eimear Spain
2018
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Exploring the impact of the Victims' Directive on service provision for victims of crime in Ireland

Ms. Eimear Spain
Dr. Susan Leahy
2017
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Duress and Necessity in Ireland: Reform on the Horizon

Ms. Eimear Spain
2008
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Love in Life and Death

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
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‘Deaths in Prison Custody' Capstone Course: Engaging Final-Year Law Students In Service Learning and Public Value

Ms. Eimear Spain
2015
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Social media and professional identity: Pitfalls and potential

Ms. Eimear Spain
2017
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Interpreting "Life" in the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act 2013

Ms. Eimear Spain
2014
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When is a Foetus not an Unborn? Fatal Foetal Abnormalities and Article 40.3.3

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
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Covid-19: Is it reasonable to ask retired doctors to return to 'duty'?

Ms. Eimear Spain
2020
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Other Journals

Pioneering Police Training

Ms. Eimear Spain
2017
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Miscarriages of Justice in Ireland; A University of Limerick Student Project

Ms. Eimear Spain
2012
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Pioneering Police Training

Ms. Eimear Spain
2015
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

Deaths in the Custody of the Irish Prison Service

Ms. Eimear Spain
2016
Limerick
IPS
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Analysis of Text for the Final Review of the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, 2010-2014

Ms. Eimear Spain
2014
Dublin
Cosc
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Column: Legal clarity needed after Marie Fleming ‘right to die' verdict

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
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Analysis: Draft abortion law has gaps which require clarification

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
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Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
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Clear and ambitious vision of Ireland's police training

Ms. Eimear Spain
2015
Dublin
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Protection of Life in Pregnancy (Amendment) (Fatal Foetal Abnormalities) (No. 2) Bill 2013, Bill Number 122 of 2013

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
Dublin
The Stationary Office, Dublin
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Protection of Life in Pregnancy (Amendment) (Fatal Foetal Abnormalities) (No. 2) Bill 2013, Bill Number 115 of 2013 tabled in Dáil Éireann, 21st November 2013

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
Dublin
The Stationary Office, Government Publicaitons.
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Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law

Ms. Eimear Spain
2013
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