John Lombard


 
researcher

Biography

John Lombard is a lecturer in the School of Law, UL. He completed his LLB (Law and European Studies) at UL before going on to study for an LLM and PhD in UCC. In 2018 John graduated from UL with a Grad Dip in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship. Prior to his appointment, John worked in the School of Law and Social Justice at 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.

John's research interests lie in the areas of Medical Law and Intellectual Property Law. He has researched extensively in the area of end-of-life care and has published a research monograph titled 'Law, Palliative Care, and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges' (Routledge 2018). In support of his research, John has received the RIA Charlemont Award and has been successful in IRC funding bids. 
 
Tel: +353 61 213486
Email: john.lombard@ul.ie                               

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the areas of Medical Law, Bioethics, and Intellectual Property Law. In Medical Law, I am interested in the legal and ethical issues that arise at the end of life, as well as the development and impact of public health regulations that shape how we live and work. In the area of Intellectual Property Law I am especially interested in the patenting of biotechnology and nanotechnology with a particular interest in the area of nanomedicine.  

Books

  Year Publication
2018 Law, Palliative Care and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges.
John Lombard (2018) Law, Palliative Care and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Decision-Making on Behalf of Children in Ireland'
John Lombard, Lydia Bracken (2019) 'Decision-Making on Behalf of Children in Ireland' In: Imogen Goold, Jonathan Herring, and Cressida Auckland (eds). Parental Rights, Best Interests and Significant Harms. London: Hart. [Details]
2019 'The Structure of the Irish Healthcare System'
John Lombard, Gerald O'Nolan (2019) 'The Structure of the Irish Healthcare System' In: J Boertjens, M Mikkers, and W Sauter (eds). Healthcare Financing: An International Comparison. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'The Recognition of Copyright Protection for Tattoos'
John Lombard (2016) 'The Recognition of Copyright Protection for Tattoos'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 23 (8) [Details]
2016 'The Implementation and Operation of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive'
John Lombard (2016) 'The Implementation and Operation of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 22 (1) [Details]
2016 'Navigating the Decision-Making Framework for Patients in a Minimally Conscious State'
John Lombard (2016) 'Navigating the Decision-Making Framework for Patients in a Minimally Conscious State'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 22 (2) [Details]
2015 'Sedation of the Terminally Ill Patient: The Role of the Doctrine of Double Effect'
John Lombard (2015) 'Sedation of the Terminally Ill Patient: The Role of the Doctrine of Double Effect'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 21 (1) [Details]
2015 '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'
R Bensted, DS Hargreaves, J Lombard, U Kilkelly, RM Viner (2015) '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'. Child: Care Health And Development, 41 (1) [Details]
2012 'The Regulation of Palliative Care'
John Lombard (2012) 'The Regulation of Palliative Care'. Socio-Legal Studies Review, [Details]
2012 'The Definition of Death'
John Lombard (2012) 'The Definition of Death'. Hibernian Law Journal, 11 [Details]
2010 'Law Reform Update'
John Lombard, Douglas Cubie (2010) 'Law Reform Update'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 10 (2) [Details]
2010 'Can the State Intervene in Cases of Maternal-Foetal Conflict?'
John Lombard (2010) 'Can the State Intervene in Cases of Maternal-Foetal Conflict?'. Irish Student Law Review, 17 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'A Contemporary Ars Moriendi in Law'
John Lombard (2018) 'A Contemporary Ars Moriendi in Law' ULIFH, 1 . [Details]
2013 'The Need for Guidelines in Specialist Palliative Care'
John Lombard (2013) 'The Need for Guidelines in Specialist Palliative Care' Cork Online Law Review, 12 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Law and Society Annual Conference,
John Lombard (2019) The Recognition of a Right to Palliative Care. Law and Society Annual Conference, Washington DC [Details]
2019 European Association of Health Law Annual Conference,
John Lombard (2019) Healthcare Decision-Making and the Older Person in Ireland. European Association of Health Law Annual Conference, [Details]
2018 Consent and Capacity in Practice: Clinical and Legal Concerns,
John Lombard, Eimear Spain (2018) Assessing Capacity: Future Legal and Clinical Challenges. Consent and Capacity in Practice: Clinical and Legal Concerns, University of Limerick [Details]
2018 Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities Conference,
John Lombard (2018) Law and the contemporary Ars Moriendi. Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities Conference, University of Limerick [Details]
2017 European Association of Health Law Conference 2017,
John Lombard (2017) An Unjustified Restriction? The Significance of Plain-Packaging for Tobacco Products. European Association of Health Law Conference 2017, [Details]
2017 Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
John Lombard (2017) The Advent of Plain-Packaging for Tobacco Products: Defining the Limits of Public Health Law in Ireland. Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Maynooth [Details]
2016 European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care,
John Lombard (2016) The Recognition of a Right to Palliative Sedation. European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, University of Zagreb , 17-AUG-16 - 20-AUG-16 [Details]
2015 European Association of Health Law Conference 2015,
John Lombard (2015) 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 , 01-OCT-15 - 02-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2015,
John Lombard (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 , 05-JUN-15 - 06-JUN-15 [Details]
2014 Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference,
John Lombard (2014) Palliative Sedation and the Doctrine of Double Effect. Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork , 06-JUN-14 - 07-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference,
John Lombard (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-MAY-13 - 25-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association,
John Lombard (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-APR-13 - 12-APR-13 [Details]
2013 9th Annual North South Criminology Conference,
John Lombard (2013) The Right to Autonomy in End-of-Life Care. 9th Annual North South Criminology Conference, University College Cork , 20-JUN-13 - 21-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference,
John Lombard, R Bensted et al (2013) Distinct Healthcare Priorities in Early Adolescence. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference, [Details]
2013 Law Via the Internet,
John Lombard (2013) Using Business Natural Language to Capture Financial Regulations in a Collaborative Ontology Development Process. Law Via the Internet, Jersey , 26-SEP-13 - 27-SEP-13 [Details]
2013 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
John Lombard (2013) The Use of Semantic Technologies to Support Compliance with Financial Regulations. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh , 06-SEP-13 [Details]
2012 Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference,
John Lombard (2012) The Regulation of Palliative Care in Ireland and the Netherlands. Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference, University College Cork , 02-MAR-12 - 03-MAR-12 [Details]
2012 Critical Social Thinking,
John Lombbard (2012) The Challenge of Providing Effective Palliative Care in Ireland. Critical Social Thinking, University College Cork , 30-NOV-12 [Details]
2011 Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference,
John Lombard (2011) 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-APR-11 - 30-APR-11 [Details]
2010 Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights Postgraduate Conference,
John Lombard (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-APR-10 [Details]
2010 Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today’s Society,
John Lombard (2010) Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A New Direction for the Law. Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today’s Society, NUI Galway , 03-JUN-10 - 04-JUN-10 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Barriers to Appropriate Palliative Care Provision.
John Lombard (2018) Barriers to Appropriate Palliative Care Provision. . [Details]
2017 The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Interpretation and Practical Application.
John Lombard, UL Engage (2017) The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Interpretation and Practical Application. . [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2019 Palliative Care as a Human Right.
J Lombard (2019) Palliative Care as a Human Right. Blog [Details]
2019 Is access to palliative care a human right?.
John Lombard (2019) Is access to palliative care a human right?. Blog [Details]
2016 Euthanasia and Palliative Sedation: The Importance of Professional Guidelines.
J Lombard (2016) Euthanasia and Palliative Sedation: The Importance of Professional Guidelines. Blog [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2019 The Legal and Ethical Challenges of Double Effect Reasoning.
John Lombard (2019) The Legal and Ethical Challenges of Double Effect Reasoning. Invited Seminars [Details]
2019 Consent and Medical Treatment.
John Lombard (2019) Consent and Medical Treatment. UL: Invited Seminars [Details]
2019 Palliative Care as a Human Right.
John Lombard (2019) Palliative Care as a Human Right. UCD & TCD: Invited Seminars [Details]
2018 Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products in Europe.
John Lombard (2018) Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products in Europe. University of Groningen: Invited Seminars [Details]
2018 Research Collaboration Supporting Practice: UL and Milford Care Centre.
John Lombard, Martina O'Reilly (2018) Research Collaboration Supporting Practice: UL and Milford Care Centre. Invited Seminars [Details]
2017 The Legal Status of Medicinal Cannabis in Ireland.
John Lombard (2017) The Legal Status of Medicinal Cannabis in Ireland. Invited Seminars [Details]
2017 Intellectual Property as a tool in Public Health Promotion: Tobacco and the ‘Nudge’ factor.
John Lombard (2017) Intellectual Property as a tool in Public Health Promotion: Tobacco and the ‘Nudge’ factor. Invited Seminars [Details]
2017 Law, Palliative Care, and the Dying Process: The Status of Palliative Sedation.
John Lombard (2017) Law, Palliative Care, and the Dying Process: The Status of Palliative Sedation. School of Law, University of Oxford: Invited Seminars [Details]
2017 Advance Healthcare Directives under the ADM(C) Act 2015.
John Lombard (2017) Advance Healthcare Directives under the ADM(C) Act 2015. Invited Seminars [Details]
2016 National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 Briefing.
John Lombard (2016) National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 Briefing. Plassey House: Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 Legalities in End of Life Care Conference 2015.
John Lombard (2015) Legalities in End of Life Care Conference 2015. Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 Consent & Capacity in Healthcare Conference 2015.
John Lombard (2015) Consent & Capacity in Healthcare Conference 2015. Invited Seminars [Details]
2016 The Law on End of Life Issues in England and Wales.
John Lombard (2016) The Law on End of Life Issues in England and Wales. MBChB programme, School of Medicine, University of Liverpool: Invited Seminars [Details]
2016 Living Wills.
John Lombard (2016) Living Wills. Community Law Programme, University of Limerick: Invited Seminars [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Law Teachers Council Member 01-NOV-17 / 30-NOV-18

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
18/19 Introduction to Lawyering I LA4011law
18/19 Contemporary Challenges in Medical Law and Ethics LA6061Medical Law
18/19 Intellectual Property Law LA4036law
18/19 Medical Law LA4006law
18/19 International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights LA6112law

International Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
IP Unit University of Cape Town South Africa
International Observatory on End of Life Care Lancaster University England
School of Law Sichuan University China
Georgia State University, Center for Law, Health and Society USA