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Professor Marie Fox

Professor of Law Law


Personal Statement

Marie Fox holds the Queen Victoria Chair of Law, in the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool. She has previously worked at the Universities of Birmingham, Keele, Manchester, Queen's Belfast and Lancaster.

Her research interests are in animal law, veterinary ethics, health law and feminist theory.
Her research has been funded by the AHRC, ESRC, Dunhill Medical Trust, Wellcome Trust and the Socio-legal Studies Association.
Marie's work on legal responses to genital cutting with Michael Thomson has twice been awarded the Socio-Legal Studies Association Article Prize for the ‘most outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship in the award year (2013 and 2019).
Over the academic year 2023-4 she holds a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for a project on 'Law, Loss and Companion Species'.

She is a co-ordinating editor of Social and Legal Studies and Medical Law International, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Animal Law, Ethics and One Health and on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Law and Society.

Marie has supervised 18 doctoral students to completion and currently supervises PhD projects which address the legal status of animals, the 'until death' clause in the Gender Recognition Act, supported decision-making under the Mental Capacity Act and reproductive autonomy in the context of elective sterilisation.

She is happy to consider PhD proposals on animal-human relations, law and reproduction, legal embodiment and health law regulation.