Sheelagh McGuinness is Professor of Law at the University of Bristol Law School, where she is Co-Director of the
Centre for Health, Law, and Society. She has wide-ranging research and teaching interests in health law and policy, particularly regarding the regulation of reproduction. Sheelagh has published widely, including in Law, Ethics, and Healthcare journals, and is a collaborator for the project ‘Balancing best interests in health care, ethics and Law’ at Bristol Medical School. Sheelagh's educational roles include being coordinator on the "Health Law and the Body" unit of the University of Bristol's LLM in Health, Law, and Society.
Julia Sanders is Professor of Clinical Nursing & Midwifery at Cardiff University. She is also Registered Midwife
and Nurse working for the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. Her work provides opportunities to lead on a programme of Midwifery Research in the School of Healthcare Sciences whilst maintaining strong clinical links and leading the development of nurse and midwifery led research within the NHS. Julia is the Wales NIHR Specialty lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth and the Chief Investigator for the NIHR HTA funded POOL study. She was a co-investigator for the WRISK project with BPAS. Her research interests focus on maternity care and early years interventions and her methodological expertise centres upon randomised trials and the use of routine data in research.