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Dr Daniel Fenwick

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

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I completed my LLB at Kings College, London in 2009, before completing a Masters in Jurisprudence (Mjur) in 2010 and then a PhD in law in 2014 at Durham University (awarded Feb 2015).

My Mjur and PhD topics are within the fields of bioethics and human rights; my PhD is entitled ‘A Gewirthian conception of the right to enabled suicide in England and Wales’. I have previously taught at Sheffield University and Durham University in the fields of Jurisprudence, Equity, Land law and Public law.

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City Campus East
Falconer Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 2SW

My main areas of research are in family and relationship privacy, informational and physical/medical privacy, and human rights more generally. This research has formed the basis for publications in leading UK law journals and chapters in edited collections, including articles on same sex registered partnerships, the treatment of sexual minorities, terrorism and the ECtHR’s abortion jurisprudence.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘Abortion jurisprudence’ at Strasbourg: deferential, avoidant and normatively neutral?, Fenwick, D. 11 Apr 2014, In: Legal Studies
  • Prevent in Schools after the Trojan Horse Affair, Helen, F., Fenwick, D. 28 Mar 2019, Extremism, Free Speech and Counter Terrorism Law and Policy, Taylor & Francis

  • Alyaa Mohamad Shariff Start Date: 01/10/2022 End Date: 10/03/2023
  • Karen Sutton Minors and their right to die by assisted dying. Start Date: 25/03/2021

  • Law PhD September 01 2016
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy HEA Fellow
  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013


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