Research Profile

Katherine Wade

Biography

Katherine graduated with a BCL International from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2010. This included a year of study in German language and German Law at the Julius-Maximilians Universitat, Wuerzburg. She graduated with an LLM from University College Cork in 2011.  

She is currently a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Ursula Kilkelly and Dr. Deirdre Madden. She was a recipient of the UCC Faculty of Law PhD Scholarship and James Slattery Prize and Medal in Law and is now holder of a Department of Children and Youth Affairs Scholarship  She was a Legal Intern at Mental Health Reform and is a member of the UCC Child Law Clinic, a pro-bono legal research service within the faculty. She was a visiting scholar in the Brocher Foundation, Geneva Swtizerland  in July 2013 and St Louis Law School and Emory Law School in the United States in August/September 2013. 

Research Interests

Medical Law, Research Ethics, Child Law, Children's Rights, Constitutional Law, Mental Health Law, Human Rights Law.

Her thesis is entitled: Medical Research with Neonates: A Children's Rights Approach. Her thesis examines core legal and ethical issues which arise in the area of medical research with neonates. It seeks to make recommendations for legal reform, which are based on principles of children's rights law, policy and theory.  

 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Refusal of Emergency Caesarean Section in Ireland: A Relational Approach'
Katherine Wade (2014) 'Refusal of Emergency Caesarean Section in Ireland: A Relational Approach'. Medical Law Review, 22 (1) [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2014)Vaccine Trials on Children in Residential Settings: Legal and Ethical Perspectives.
K Wade (2014) Vaccine Trials on Children in Residential Settings: Legal and Ethical Perspectives. Human Rights in Ireland Blog: Blog   [Details]
(2013)Cesarean Section Refusal in Ireland.
K Wade (2013) Cesarean Section Refusal in Ireland. Human Rights in Ireland Blog: Blog   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Yale-Hastings Visiting Scholar Yale Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioethics and the Hastings Centre
2013Visiting Researcher, Emory Law School, Atlanta, USA Emory University
2013Visiting Researcher, St Louis Law School, St Louis, USA St Louis University
2013Visiting Researcher, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
2013Aidan Synott Travel Bursary Law Faculty, University College Cork
2012Department of Children and Youth Affairs Research Scholar Department of Children and Youth Affairs
2011Faculty of Law PhD Scholarship UCC Law Faculty
2011James Slattery Prize and Medal in Law University College Cork
2010Val O' Connor Memorial Prize in Equity National University of Ireland, Galway
2008University Scholar National University of Ireland, Galway
2007Visiting Scholar at Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany Deutsche Akademische Auslandsamt

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)Nuffield Council on Bieothics: Workshop on Vulnerability,
K Wade (2014) Vulnerability and Chidlren in Research. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Nuffield Council on Bieothics: Workshop on Vulnerability, London , 21-MAY-14 - 21-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Annual A David Kline Symposium on Public Philosophy: Exploring the Synergy Between Pediatric Bioethics and Child Rights,
K. Wade (2014) Principles of European Bioethics and the Role of Human Rights. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual A David Kline Symposium on Public Philosophy: Exploring the Synergy Between Pediatric Bioethics and Child Rights, Jacksonville, Florida , 06-MAR-14 - 06-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Annual A David Kline Symposium on Public Philosophy: Exploring the Synergy Between Pediatric Bioethics and Child Rights,
K. Wade (2014) Children's Rights in Clinical Research with Neonates: Challenges in Theory and Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual A David Kline Symposium on Public Philosophy: Exploring the Synergy Between Pediatric Bioethics and Child Rights, Jacksonville, Florida , 07-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Emerging Issues in Irish Healthcare: Ethics, Law and Policy,
K. Wade (2014) The Legal Regulation of Clinical Research with Children in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Emerging Issues in Irish Healthcare: Ethics, Law and Policy, University College Cork, Ireland , 05-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Hastings Center Lunchtime Seminar,
K. Wade (2014) Taking a Children's Rights Approach to Clinical Research with Neonates. [Invited Oral Presentation], Hastings Center Lunchtime Seminar, Hastings Centre, Garrison, NY , 11-MAR-14 - 11-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)Workshop on Children, Medical Treatment and Medical Research: Ethical and Legal Issues,,
Katherine Wade (2013) A Children's Rights Approach to Neonatal Medical Research - Realising the Potential of the Best Interests Principle. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Workshop on Children, Medical Treatment and Medical Research: Ethical and Legal Issues,, Dun Laoghaire Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin , 24-FEB-13 - 24-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)Irish Society of Comparative Law, 5th Annual Conference,
Katherine Wade (2013) Assessing Minimal Risk in Research with Children: Lessons from the US?. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Comparative Law, 5th Annual Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway , 25-MAY-13 - 25-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Annual Postgraduate Bioethics Conference,
Katherine Wade (2013) Assessing Minimal Risk in Non-therapeutic Interventions with Children. Annual Postgraduate Bioethics Conference, King's College London , 22-MAY-13 - 22-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Brocher Foundation Visiting Scholar Presentations,
K. Wade (2013) Parental Permission on Research with Neonates: A Children's Rights Approach. [Oral Presentation], Brocher Foundation Visiting Scholar Presentations, Geneva, Switzerland , 04-JUL-13 - 04-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 9th World Conference: Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law,
K Wade (2013) Non-Therapeutic Research Interventions with Children: Challenges in the European Framework. [Oral Presentation], UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 9th World Conference: Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law, Naples, Italy , 20-NOV-13 - 20-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)2013 Scottish Young Researchers Colloquium,
Katherine Wade (2013) A Children's Rights Approach to Medical Research with Children: Challenges and Ways Forward. [Oral Presentation], 2013 Scottish Young Researchers Colloquium, University of Dundee , 19-APR-13 - 19-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)International PhD Children's Rights Symposium,
Katherine Wade (2013) A Children's Rights Approach to Neonatal Medical Research: The Role of the Best Interests Standard. [Oral Presentation], International PhD Children's Rights Symposium, European Children's Rights Unit, University of Liverpool , 11-JAN-13 - 11-JAN-13. [Details]
(2012)Irish Society of Comparative Law, Fourth Annual Conference,
Katherine Wade (2012) Refusal of Emergency Caesarean Section: Perspectives from Ireland, the UK and the U.S. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Comparative Law, Fourth Annual Conference, Faculty of Law, University College Cork , 03-MAR-12 - 03-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Socio-Legal Scholars Association, Annual Conference,
Katherine Wade (2012) Relational Autonomy and Refusal of Caesarean Section In Ireland: Developing a Framework for Decision-Making. [Oral Presentation], Socio-Legal Scholars Association, Annual Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester , 04-APR-12 - 04-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, 6th Annual Conference,
Katherine Wade (2012) Medical Research with Neonates: Excluded from Proposals for Reform?. [Oral Presentation], Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, 6th Annual Conference, Faculty of Law, University College Cork , 26-APR-12 - 26-APR-12. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference Organising Committee 2013 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2008National University of Ireland, Galway DiplomaDioploma sa Ghaeilge do Lucht an Dli
2011University College Cork LLMLaw
2010National University of Ireland, Galway BCLLaw and German

Outreach Activities

 Description

PhD Mentor, UCC

Volunteer, Cork Mental Health Foundation

Other Activities

 Description

Finalist in the UCC Doctoral Showcase, Three Minute Thesis category. Presentation entitled: "Mind the Gap: Neonatal Medical Research in Ireland". 

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Teaching Assistant, Law of Torts, October 2011 - May 2012.

 

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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