Dr Cressida Auckland

Dr Cressida Auckland

Assistant Professor

Department of Law

Telephone
020-7955-7268
Room No
NAB 7.15
Languages
English
Key Expertise
Medical law; mental capacity and end of life decision-making

About me

Cressida joined the Law Department as an Assistant Professor in 2019. Her research and teaching focuses on medical law, in particular on issues relating to mental capacity and end of life decision-making.

Before arriving at LSE, she was a lecturer at both Merton College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as well as a guest teacher at LSE. She completed her doctorate, entitled 'The cusp of capacity’, at Merton College, Oxford, which considered the robustness of the concept of capacity in law, and the appropriate legal treatment of people who are found to lack legal capacity. Prior to this, Cressida read Law at Merton College, Oxford and completed a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College, London. During her DPhil, she was also a Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Administrative support: Fiona Thomas

Research Interests

Medical law, and, in particular, issues relating to mental capacity and end of life decision-making. 

Teaching

Books

Parental Rights, Best Interests and Significant Harms: Medical Decision-Making on Behalf of Children Post-Great Ormond Street Hospital v Yates (forthcoming, Hart Publishing) (with I. Goold and J. Herring)

Medical Decision-Making on Behalf of Young Children: A Comparative Perspective (forthcoming, Hart Publishing) (with I. Goold and J. Herring)

Articles