Kemp, Philippa

Philippa Kemp

Stipdendiary Lecturer in Law

Academic background

Philippa obtained her Law LLB and Law, Medicine and Healthcare LLM from the University of Liverpool. She has previously worked as an ethics and regulation coordinator in a medical research department at the University of Oxford and convened the Medical Law and Ethics Discussion Group in Oxford. She is also a lecturer at St Catherine’s College and is reading for a DPhil in Law at Lady Margaret Hall. Her thesis assesses the suitability of the regulations applying to the use of foetal tissue in research in England.


Undergraduate: Tort, Contract, Medical Law and Ethics (FHS)

Graduate: —

Research interests

Regulation of scientific research, human and foetal tissue, reproductive medicine and technology, bioethics

Recent Publications

‘At-Home Early Medical Abortions Made Permanent in England and Wales’ Oxford Law Blogs: Family & Medical Law Blog, July 2023


‘Book review: Jordan A Parsons and Elizabeth Chloe Romanis, Early Medical Abortion, Equality of Access and the Telemedical Imperative’ Medical Law Review, Volume 30, Issue 4, Autumn 2022, Pages 753-757


‘Case note: An Onerous Standard of Care in History Taking (FB v Princess Alexandra Hospital)’ – [2019] 7(2) Legal Issues Journal 135