Clayton O Neill

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    Dr Clayton Ó Néill is a Lecturer in Law at Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a first class honours primary degree in Law with Irish from Ulster University, an LLM from Trinity College, Dublin, following the award of a Universities Ireland Scholarship, and a BCL from the University of Oxford. He was awarded a PhD, with no corrections, from Durham Law School, having received an academic studentship to undertake this research and having been employed as a tutor in Durham Law School during this time. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from Durham University. Clayton is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was formerly a Lecturer in Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. His research interests lie in the areas of Medical Law and Ethics, Human Rights Law, Law and Religion, and the rights associated with lesser used languages.

    Clayton has recently published a monograph with Routledge, entitled Religion, Medicine and the Law, in the Biomedical Law and Ethics Library research series. He has also co-edited and published a book called Global Patient Safety: Law, Policy and Practice (Routledge). He has published articles, case commentaries and book reviews in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Medical Law International, European Journal of Health Law and Medical Law Review. He has presented a significant number of conference papers, both nationally and internationally. Clayton is a member of the Health and Human Rights research group at Queen’s and an external member of Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences), where he was formerly a deputy convenor. At Queen’s, he is the Employability and Skills coordinator and welcomes any queries in relation to students’ employability and skills.  He teaches Medical Law on the LLB and LLM and Equity and Trusts on the LLB, MLaw and JD. Dr Ó Néill invites potential PhD candidates, particularly in the area of Medical Law and Ethics, to contact him in relation to the drafting of their research proposal. Outside of work, Clayton is passionate about golf (notwithstanding his handicap of 16) and the Irish language.


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