Office location 6.09 Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Campus
Who am I?
Who am I?
I have worked at the Law School since November 1998, and was made a Reader in Law in 1993.
Previously, I studied at the University of Manchester as an undergraduate (1983-7) and as a postgraduate (1988-1993) and have worked there as a Research Fellow (1996-8).
I have also worked as a lecturer at the University of Lancaster (1993-4) and as Research Fellow at the University of Salford (Jan-Dec 1995). My research interests lie in the area of gender and health care; cosmetic surgery and body modification; aesthetics; reproductive rights; autonomy; feminist ethics; comparative law and politics; French culture; and sustainability. I am a keen member of the Feminist
Research Cluster in the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Research. I am currently establishing a network of researchers on the body, cosmetic surgery, aesthetics and feminism.
Cosmetic surgery; Abortion; reproductive law and politics 20th Century UK and France.
Academic and professional qualifications
PGCE (MMU 2000) PhD. Law (University of Manchester) 1994; BSc.Hons. European Studies (French) (University of Manchester 1987; Certificat des Etudes Superieures de law Communaute Europeenne (University of Nice, France, 1986).
Other academic service (administration and management)
Research Coordinator; Research Degrees Coordinator; Supervisor of postgraduate research degrees (LLM by Research/MPhil/PhD); Unit Leader LLM Option Human Rights and Health Care; Lecturer Medical Law and Ethics; Workshop tutor Law and Society.
M. Latham (1999). Emergency contraception: why the law should make it available ‘over the counter'. New Law Journal. 149(6879), pp.366-367.
M. Latham (1998). La convenzione europea sulla bioetica affronta apertamente il nodo delle biotecnologie?. Bioetica.
M. Latham (1998). Regulating the new reproductive technologies: A cross-channel comparison. Medical Law International. 3(2-3), pp.89-115.
M. Latham (1998). The French parliamentary guidelines of May 1997: Clarification or fudge?. Medical Law International. 3(2-3), pp.235-241.
Chapters in books
MJ. Latham (2013). Nanomedic and Body Modification: Critical Perspectives. M. Cutter, B. Gordijn. In: In Pursuit of Nanoethics: Transatlantic Reflections on Nanotechnology. Springer,
MJ. Latham (2012). In Pursuit of Nanoethics. AM. Cutter, B. Gordijn. In: In Pursuit of Nanoethics. Springer,
MJ. Latham (2011). Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. R. Chadwick. In: Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Elsevier Science,
MJ. Latham (2011). Cosmetic Surgery. In: Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Elsevier Science,
M. Latham (2004). Biomedicine, Bioethics and the European Union. In: European Union Law in the 21st Century. Hart Publishing,
M. Latham (2004). Cyberwoman and her surgeon in the twenty-first century’. In: Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics. Elsevier Science,
M. Latham (2002). European Assisted Conception Regulation: the centrality of the embryo. In: Well Women: The Gendered Nature of Health Care Provision. Ashgate,
M. Latham, S. Leonard (2001). The European Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, and the Human Rights Act 1998: Grasping the Nettle of Biotechnology?,. In: Health Care Law: the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998. Cavendish,
M. Latham (1998). Reform and Revolution: the campaigns for abortion in Britain and France. In: Abortion Law and Politics Today. Macmillan,
MJ. Latham Cosmetic Surgery Regulation in France and the UK. University of Warwick, Warwick, United Kingdom, 1/2/2015.