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Dr Atina Krajewska

Dr Atina Krajewska

Position: Honorary Senior Research Fellow
School: Law and Politics

Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4097

   Co-Director of the Centre for Ethics, Law, and Society

   Medical Law, Global Health Law, Human Rights, Data Protection, Constitutional (Comparative) Law, Transnational Law


I joined Cardiff Law School in September 2011. Prior to that I spent three years at the University of Exeter where I taught Tort Law, Medical Law, and EU law. I obtained my PhD at the University of Wrocław, Poland, in 2007. I also hold a "Master in British Studies" from the Humboldt University in Berlin. During my doctoral studies I was a visiting research fellow at the Institute for German, European & International, Medical Law, Public Health Law and Bioethics at the University of Mannheim in 2005, and at the Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative and International Law in Heidelberg in 2006. In 2007 I was awarded a BA postdoctoral visiting fellowship at the Egenis Centre at the Exeter University.

My main research interests are in Biomedical Law, International and European Human Rights Law, and Public Comparative Law. I focus on the developments in the field of human rights law that result from the recent advances in biomedicine and new technologies. Underpinning my research is the attempt to investigate the question of how international community should manage scientific progress. My current research includes three main strands. The first strand constitutes a continuation of my research in the area of privacy, informational autonomy and data protection law in Europe in the context of genetic and genomic science. The second strand concerns global governance of health care and biomedicine and focuses on the formation of Global Health Law. I am currently developing a project concerning the constitutionalisation of global health, which elaborates on increasingly prominent debates regarding post-traditional patterns of constitutional organization and global justice. It constructs Global Health Law as a rising system of transnational law, bearing diversely on distinct legal spheres of medical- and public health law, public international law, and the sociology of law. Finally, in collaboration with my former colleagues at the University of Exeter, I have also developed a new interdisciplinary project, which aims to provide theoretical basis for the multi-disciplinary communication between neuroscientists, policymakers and lawmakers in order to address the challenges posed by the advances in the neuroscience of developmental conditions.

Currently I teach Medicine, Ethics and Law, and European Law at the undergraduate level and contribute to the Legal Aspects of Medical Practice course at the postgraduate level.