Catriona Mcmillan


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Catriona (also known as Katy) is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the law school, researching "‘Femtech’ and the process of becoming a 'better' woman: how should law and regulation respond to health technologies targeted at improving women’s health and well-being?". She is also Deputy Director of the JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law, and Convenor of the Law Society of Scotland's Health and Medical Law Sub-Committee. 

Catriona holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Glasgow (2013), a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014), and a PhD in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh (2018). She is the author of 'The Human Embryo in vitro: Breaking the Legal Stalemate' (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Health Research Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Her research interests lie in the law and ethics surrounding health technologies and human reproduction. Her broader research interests include:

  • Health research
  • Assisted reproduction
  • Contraception, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Personal health tracking technologies
  • Decision making at the end of life

Catriona is a member of the Law School's Ethics Committee, and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of SCRIPTed, a Journal of Law Technology and Society. Before her Postdoctoral Fellowship, she was a Senior Research Fellow working on the Wellcome Trust funded project 'Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation.'

External positions

Convenor, Health and Medical Law Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland

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