Dr Lindsay Stirton
I studied public law and jurisprudence at the University of Glasgow, graduating with first class honours. I undertook postgraduate study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, obtaining an MSc in Regulation before undertaking doctoral studies in the regulation of health services in the UK (PhD awarded 2005). Before joining the University of Sheffield, I held academic appointments at the University of the West Indies (Mona), the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of East Anglia and the University of Manchester. During my doctoral studies I was awarded the Lady Alma Birk Prize for Outstanding Work in Pursuance of a PhD. My paper with T T Arvind (University of York) on "Using Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Explain the Reception of the Code Napoleon in Germany" was awarded the SLS Best Paper Prize 2009.
Details of my published work and work in progress can be found on my BEPress Selected Works Site.
Member of the Centre for Law in Society Research Cluster.
- Certificate in Mathematics, The Open University
- Ph.D., University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science)
- M.Sc., University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science)
- LL.B. (Hons.) University of Glasgow
Teaching and Learning
My teaching interests include public law, health law and legal research methods. In all my teaching I try to emphasise explanation and analysis over description and evaluation, and to bring the insights of the social sciences to my teaching of legal issues.
The modules I teach are:
|Undergraduate||Postgraduate and MA|
|Introduction to Public Law||Principles of Biomedical Law|
|Administrative Law and Justice (Convenor)||European Health Governance|
|Principles of Healthcare Law and Ethics||Legal Research Methods (Convenor)|
|Principles of Health Law & Policy|
My current research focuses on the following issues:
- Decision-making in the senior appellate courts and the politics of the senior judiciary
- Research methods in law, especially Bayesian quantitative methods and methods for comparative legal analysis
- Law and policy relating to the procurement of organs for transplant
- The administration of basic income and cognate universal welfare policies
I have previously undertaken research in the following areas (and am happy to consider PhD supervision in these areas):
- Regulation of Infrastructure in developing and transition countries
- Adoption of the Code Napoleon in Nineteenth Century Germany
- Transparency and Accountability in regulation
- Transplant of the 'Westminster-Whitehall' system of government to Commonwealth Developing Countries.
De Wispelaere, J. and Stirton, L. (2012), The Politics of Unconditional Basic Income: Bringing Bureaucracy Back In. Political Studies. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.01004.x
Explaining the Reception of the Code Napoleon in Germany: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis' (2010) 30 (1) Legal Studies 1-29 (With T T Arvind; winner of the Society of Legal Scholars Best Paper Prize 2009)
'Accountability in the Regulatory State' in Lodge, M, Baldwin, R and Cave, M (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Regulation (Oxford University Press, 2010), pp 349-370. (with Martin Lodge).
'Advance Commitment: An Alternative Approach to the Family Veto in Organ Procurement' (2010) 36 (3) Journal of Medical Ethics 180-3. (with Jurgen De Wispelaere).
|Title/Description:||Estimating the Impact of the Human Rights Act 1988 on decisions of the House of Lords and Supreme Court through Bayesian multi-level ideal-point modelling.|
|Awarding Body:||Nuffield Foundation|
|People Involved:||Dr T T Arvind & Dr Lindsay Stirton|
|Years Funded for:||2|
Professional Activities and Recognition
Teaching Fellow, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, University of Essex, July-August 2009 and July-August 2010.
Editor, Utilities Policy special issue on 'The Political Economy of Energy Liberalisation in South East Europe', Vol. 17 issue 1.
Areas of Research Supervision
I am willing to consider MPhil and PhD applications relating to the judiciary, regulation, and law and development. I am particularly keen to take on students whose research is closely related to my current and previous research interests listed above.