Dr Caterina Milo
Dr Caterina Milo joined the Law School in December 2020, as a Lecturer (Education and Scholarship) and member of the Project Enhance team. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK. She holds: a Phd in Law (Durham Law School), a MA in Bioethics and Medical Law (St Mary’s University-Twickenham), a 5-year master degree in Law (University of Siena, Law School, Italy), a Diploma in Legal Studies (University of Oxford, Faculty of Law). Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, she also practiced as a trainee lawyer in Italy.
Dr Caterina Milo’s research interests lie in the area of medical law and ethics. Particularly informed consent, doctor-patient relationship and reproductive ethics.
Her doctoral thesis, funded by the AHRC, was titled 'Informed consent and abortion: reframing the first medical encounter in England and Wales’. Through this work Caterina provided a legal and ethical analysis of the informed consent literature in the context of abortion, and suggested both possible legal and policy-oriented implications. The ultimate aim of this project was to highlight the central relevance of the principles of medical partnership and women’s authentic autonomy in decision-making processes following unplanned pregnancies.
Caterina is also Research scholar of the Unesco Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights (Rome), where she co-leads the research group ‘Dignity and Equity in women’s health issues’.