Anna Pathe-Smith
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Dr Anna Pathé -Smith joined Ulster University as a Lecturer in Law in September 2023. 

Anna's primary research interests relate to pregnancy (in the contexts of mental health and mental capacity law, criminal law and public law) and feminist legal theory. She has a developing interest in law and technology, following work at the University of Manchester during 2023. 

Anna graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB (Hons) in 2014. She holds a Masters in Law from University College London (2016) and a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. (2024). Her thesis is entitled 'Conceptualisations of Pregnant Women and Persons in English Law: Clarities and Confusions.' 

Before commencing her PhD, Anna worked at the Oxford office of a large UK-based law firm, in the Court of Protection department. 

Anna developed her teaching practice alongside her PhD at RHUL, and as a Teaching Assistant at Ulster University in 2023, before her appointment as Lecturer. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, PhD, Conceptualisations of Pregnant Women and Persons in English Law: Clarities and Confusions, Royal Holloway University of London

24 Sept 201823 Dec 2022

Award Date: 1 May 2024

Master, Master of Laws (Distinction), University College London

1 Sept 201531 Aug 2016

Award Date: 1 Nov 2016

Bachelor, LLB (Hons), University of Birmingham

20 Sept 201112 Jun 2014

Award Date: 10 Jul 2014


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