Dr Amanda Warren-Jones
Position: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6772
Room No: AF21B
I became a tutor in 1996 and a post-graduate Lecturer in 1997 at Cardiff University and a Lecturer at Liverpool University in 1999. After almost 10 years teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, I moved to Sheffield to become a Senior Lecturer in 2008.
- Director of Postgraduate Studies
- founding Director, Health Law & Policy Research Group (currently organising inaugural Conference for 2013)
- founding Director, LLM European Health Law & Policy
- PhD, University of Cardiff
- Postgraduate Certificate in Bioethics, Goffertboerderij Nijmegen (Netherlands)
- LLB (Hons), Cardiff University
- Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Distinction)
Recipient of the Hill Taylor Dickinson Prize for outstanding achievement in Commercial and Maritime Law (1996).
Teaching and Learning
My research closely informs my teaching and, as my research area has expanded over the years, I have grown a range of parallel modules and this has developed into launching a new Research Group on Health Law & Policy, as well as designing and delivering a new programme on European Health Law & Policy (both with the invaluable support of colleagues). I encourage interested students to get involved in the new Research Group, keep them posted about relevant conferences and seminars, and I organise events to facilitate networking and enhance their ability to find jobs on leaving us. I am currently in negotiations to launch a Prospectorship programme with Parexel (an International Pharmaceutical Contract Research Organisation) for students commencing the LLM European Health Law & Policy programme in 2012-13.
I am committed to enhancing students’ learning experience while they are with us. I teach both Problem-Solving Learning (traditional) and Problem-Based Learning (life-long skills approach) to enhance the scope for students to excel in their studies. I offer feedback and feed-forward, and utilise a range of techniques to engage students in their studies. I encourage students to critique their reading, including my own research and offer skills support as needed. I teach law, biomedical, science and medical students which permits an energising exchange of skills, knowledge and views.
The modules I teach are:
|Undergraduate||Postgraduate and MA|
|Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Secrets and Branding (Convenor)||Innovation Law in Medicine (Convenor)|
|Copyright and Related Rights (Convenor)||Copyright and Related Rights (Convenor)|
|Pharmaceutical Law (Convenor)|
|European Health Governance|
|Principles of Health Law and Policy|
|Equity and Trusts (Convenor)|
|Dissertations - LLM in European Health Law & Policy (Convenor)|
My main research interests are patenting, regulating biomedicine, pharmaceutical law and regulation and this extends more generally to all intellectual property rights, to the regulation of medical technology; biotechnology applicable to animals and micro-organisms.
Member of the Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology, Law & Ethics.
Warren-Jones, A. (In press for 2012) Mapping Science and New Health Technologies. In search of a definition in M Flear, A-M Farrell, T Hervey and T Murphy (eds) European Law and New Health Technologies (OUP, in press for 2012)
Warren-Jones, A. (In press for 2012) European Approach to Regulating Human Embryonic Stem Cells. In R G Beran (ed) Legal and Forensic Medicine. Springer
Warren-Jones, A (2012) Realising New Health Technologies: the problems of regulating human stem cells in the USA. Medical Law Review, 1-36 (doi:10.1093/medlaw/fws004)
Warren-Jones, A. (2007) Vital Parameters for Patent Morality – a question of form. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (OUP), 12(2), 832-846 (Refereed)
Warren-Jones, A (2001) Patenting rDNA - Human and Animal Biotechnology in the UK and Europe. Lawtext Publishing Ltd, Witney (Refereed)
Recent Invited Papers and Keynote Lectures
- ‘Exclusivity versus Access: Does Europe get the balance right in promoting modern medicines?’ 19th World Congress, World Association for Medical Law, Maceio Brazil (International Conference, 7-10 August 2012)
- ‘A Model for Morally Regulating Biomedicine’, IAS/WUN Symposium on Biocapital and Bioequity, Bristol University (21st May 2012)
- ‘The Tightrope of Securing Progressive Public Health: the problems of regulating human stem cells in the USA’, 18th World Congress, World Association for Medical Law, Zagreb Croatia (International Conference, 8-12th August 2010)
- ‘Mapping Science and New Health Technologies: in search of a definition’ ESRC funded Seminar Series on European Law and New Health Technologies (Sheffield,13th November 2009)
- ‘Human Stem Cells: catching a tiger by the tail’ Governance of New Technologies (SCRIPT-ed) (International Conference, 29th March – 1st April 2009)
- ‘Approaches to Patenting Medical Treatments’ 1st Annual World Congress, iBio-2008, Hangzhou China (International Conference, 16th-22nd May 2008
Received funding covering the cost of presenting a conference paper in Huangzhou, China in May 2008 from the University of Liverpool Law School.
Amount: £1,200 approx.
Welcome Funded Conference 'Understanding Research Ethics Committees: the new regime', a multi-disciplinary conference which assessed RECs from international, European and national perspectives and hosted through the Institute of Medicine, Law & Bioethics. Obtained CPD Accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians for the event (6 CPD points).
Amount: £2,244 received.
- Expert Reviewer, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research
- Scholarship Reviewer, British Federation of Women Graduates 2012-
- Referee for: OUP; Journal of Law and Society; Bio-Science Law Journals; Medical Law International and the Law; Social Justice and Global Development Journal.
- Expert validator/reviewer: External LLM programme at the University of London; Diploma in Law and Intellectual Property, Cardiff University Centre for Life-Long Learning (Patent Office)
- Member of the Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)
- Member of Society of Legal Scholars
My work has been referenced by the President of the European Patent Office in formulating his opinion concerning Human Embryonic Stem Cells (G2/06) on a referral from the Enlarged Board of Appeal in the WARF case.
My first book is cited as core reading by the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office; cited by the core UK textbook: Cornish & Llewelyn 'Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks and Allied Rights' (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell); and been favourably reviewed in the  33(8) IIC. My research publications are referenced in Modern Intellectual Property Law, Catherine Colston and Jonathan Galloway (Routledge Series Text, Abingdon, Oxon, 2010), as well as on the reading lists of various universities for IP module materials (eg. Oxford, Kent, Manchester, etc.). My research is widely referenced by other academics internationally: eg. Human Medical Research (Springer, 2012); Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2009; Revista Latinoamicana de Bioética, Columbia 2010; The Lancet 2007; The Regulatory Challenge of Biotechnology (Brownsword, Edward Elgar Publishing 2007).
Areas of Research Supervision
- Patent Law
- Regulation of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
- Pharmaceutical Law
- Regulating New Health Technology
- Property Ownership in the Human Body (Commercial & IP)
- Intellectual Property Law