Glenys Hunt

Postgraduate Research Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant

Liverpool Law School

0151 795 0582

glenys.hunt@liverpool.ac.uk


Biography

‌‌‌‌Glenys trained as a scientist in an NHS pathology laboratory, and worked in the NHS for 16 years. She then completed an LLB in Lancaser University and qualified as a solicitor in 1994, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence work. She completed an LLM, part-time by distance learning, at Leicester De Montfort University in 2010 in Medical Law and Ethics.

Research

Glenys began her PhD in 2016, after leaving legal practice. Initially she studied full-time, but changed to part-time after 6 months. Her thesis builds on the work she did for her Master dissertation on the organ retention controversy of 1999. She is reviewing the purpose of Public Inquiries and considering their effectiveness, in particular with regard to the Redfern Inquiry into organ retention in Liverpool Children's Hospital (Alder Hey), of 2001, which she is using as a case study. As well as considering the literature on the issue she hopes to be able to obtain the viewpoint of Inquiry participants on their experience of the procedure itself, and their views on the outcome.

Theis title

The Effectiveness of Public Inquiries: a case study of The Liverpool Children's Hospital Inquiry, 2001.