• 16 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20112019
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Personal profile

Personal profile

I am currently a lecturer in law with a particular interest in employment law and work-family rights. I lead on the delivery of teaching in Employment Law, Legal Philosophy and Human Rights and Private International Law. I am the Labour Law Section convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars annual conference, and a co-director of the FAWN network. My main research interest is employment equality law, particularly work-family rights. I have a keen interest in working fathers and atypical working families. This is reflected in my forthcoming book, ‘Assisted Reproduction, Discrimination and the Law’, which also includes a comparative analysis with reference to the EU and US approaches. I have also undertaken some research on the potential implications of Brexit for Scotland in the employment law context.

 

I was awarded my undergraduate degree, LLB (Hons), in 2004 from the University of Strathclyde followed by my PhD in 2010, also from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to joining Abertay University in 2008 I was law tutor and research assistant at the University of Strathclyde.

 

I am one of the Lead Voices for Pregnancy and Maternity and the chair of the DBS Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team.

Teaching

I am a law lecturer on the LLB programme and I am the LLB stage 3 tutor. 

I am currently the module tutor for:

  • LAW305 Legal Philosophy and Human Rights
  • LAW307 Employment Law
  • LAW425 Private International Law

 

I also deliver guest lectures in:

  • SOC408 Human Rights

 

I supervise projects, dissertations, and PG research in:

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination/Equality Law
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Private International Law

Research interests

My research is currently centred around the boundaries between work and private life. This has primarily focused on the work-family employment rights of working parents and other carers, examining the boundaries between employment law and family law as they relate to care in this context.  This includes examining: the role of working fathers within work-family legislation and their engagement with work-family rights in practice; the relationship between more atypical working family models and work-family legislation, in particular whether it needs to adopt a different understanding of the family, and; the employment and equality protections and rights for those engaged in assisted reproduction.

 

The focus is primarily UK and European legislation, but also includes comparative perspectives, including Sweden and the USA.

 

I am a co-director of the FAWN network and a member of SULNE.

 

Additional current research projects involve other areas of employment law.  These include: equality law; and the future development of labour law in Scotland.

Funding

I have been awarded several grants totalling over £8000 from the Clark Foundation for Legal Education. This enabled four students and one member of staff to attend the International Law Week delivered by the Universities of EPHEC and KHLeuven in Belgium.

I have also secured and supervised students on Carnegie Vacation Scholarship grants.

 

Esteem

I am currently involved in the following external roles:

  • Co-director of the FAWN network
  • Convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars Labour Law Conference Section
  • External examiner at Robert Gorden University and Edinburgh Napier University
  • Scottish Universities Law Institute (SULI) board member
  • Juridical Review board member

 

Invited seminars:

  • University of Stirling seminar series 2018-19, 'Assisted reproduction, from infertility, to disability, to contemplating pregnancy? Challenging the boundaries of equality law', (March 2019).
  • University of Stirling guest lecture series 2010-11, 'EU work-family policies – challenging parental roles or reinforcing gendered stereotypes?', (March 2011).
  • International Law Week 2010, Universities of EPHEC and KHLeuven, Weldon-Johns, M., 'Work-family policies: individual rights or expensive luxuries in credit crunch economies?', (December 2010).

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PG Cert in Teaching and Learning, Abertay University

Law, PhD, University of Strathclyde

Law, LLB (Hons), University of Strathclyde

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 16 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book

Assisted reproduction, discrimination, and the law

Weldon-Johns, M., 8 Oct 2019, 1st ed. Abingdon: Routledge. 136 p. (Routledge focus)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

discrimination
disability
pregnancy
Law
equality

Brexit and the work-family conflict: a Scottish perspective

Weldon-Johns, M., 4 Jan 2019, Gender and queer perspectives on Brexit . Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. & Millns, S. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 305-331 27 p. (Gender and Politics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fathers as carers in UK law and policy: dominant ideologies and lived experience

Busby, N. & Weldon-Johns, M., 10 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 41, 3, p. 280-301 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ideologies
father
Law
fatherhood
family policy
3 Citations (Scopus)
30 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
workplace
caregiving
act
Law

The future of Scottish labour law: reconceptualisation and modernisation

Murphie, J. & Weldon-Johns, M., 16 Sep 2016, In : Juridical Review. 2016, part 3, p. 227-254 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File