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Dr John Lombard

John Lombard is a lecturer in the School of Law, University of Limerick. John is a graduate of the University of Limerick and University College Cork. He completed his LLB (Law and European Studies) at the University of Limerick in 2009, LLM in University College Cork in 2010, and PhD in University College Cork in 2014. His doctoral thesis sought to identify an appropriate legal framework for specialist palliative care in Ireland. Prior to his appointment, John worked in the School of Law and Social Justice in the University of Liverpool where he lectured in medical law and equity. He has also previously worked as a Research Assistant in the Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre based in UCC. His research interests lie in the areas of medical law, bioethics, and intellectual property law.

Journal Articles
“Sedation of the Terminally Ill Patient: The Role of the Doctrine of Double Effect” (2015) 21(1) Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 22.
“Comparison of healthcare priorities in childhood and early/late adolescence: analysis of cross-sectional data from 8 countries in the Council of Europe Child-friendly
Healthcare Survey, 2011.” (2015) 41(1) Child: care, health and development 160 (with R Bensted, DS Hargreaves, U Kilkelly, RM Viner). 
“The Need for Guidelines in Specialist Palliative Care” (2013) 12 Cork Online Law Review 115.
“The Regulation of Palliative Care” (2012) Socio-Legal Studies Review 23.
“The Definition of Death” (2012) 11 Hibernian Law Journal 63.
“Can the State Intervene in Cases of Maternal-Foetal Conflict?” (2010) 17 Irish Student Law Review 129
“Law Reform Update” (2010) 10(2) Judicial Studies Institute Journal 148 (with Douglas Cubie)

Conference Papers
“The Legal Framework for Palliative Sedation: A Comparison of French, Dutch, and UK Approaches to End-of-Life Care” European Association of Health Law Conference 2015, Prague, 1-2 October 2015.
“Re-evaluating Re a Ward of Court: The Distinction between the Persistent Vegetative State and the Minimally Conscious State” Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2015, University of Limerick, 5-6 June 2015.

“Identifying Appropriate End-of-Life Care: Withdrawing and Withholding Medical Treatment” Legalities in End of Life Care Conference 2015, 5 March 2015.
“Palliative Sedation and the Doctrine of Double Effect.” Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork, 6-7 June 2014.
“Using Business Natural Language to Capture Financial Regulations in a Collaborative Ontology Development Process.” Law Via the Internet, Jersey, 26-27 September 2013.
“The Use of Semantic Technologies to Support Compliance with Financial Regulations.” Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 6 September 2013.
“The Right to Autonomy in End-of-Life Care.” 9th Annual North South Criminology Conference, University College Cork, 20-21 June 2013.
“The International Response to Money Laundering: An Examination of the External Forces which have shaped Money Laundering Regulations in the European Union and the United States.” Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference, NUI Galway, 24-25 May 2013.
“The use of a legal ontology to support governance, risk and compliance in the financial services industry” British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, University of Liverpool, 10-12 April 2013.
“The Challenge of Providing Effective Palliative Care in Ireland” Critical Social Thinking, University College Cork, 30 November 2012.
“The Regulation of Palliative Care in Ireland and the Netherlands” Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference, University College Cork, 2-3 March 2012.
“A Legal Definition of Death: A Comparison of the Irish and US Approaches to Defining Death” Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference, University College Dublin, 29-30 April 2011.
“Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A New Direction for the Law” Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today’s Society, NUI Galway, 3 – 4 June 2010.
“The Challenges of Maternal/Foetal Conflict; Why the law needs to reflect in order to move forward” Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork, 29 April 2010.