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Dr Chloe Romanis

Associate Professor in Biolaw

Associate Professor in Biolaw in the Durham Law School
Associate Professor in Biolaw in the Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)
Fellow of the Institute for Medical Humanities


From September 2022-June 2023, Chloe Romanis is on research leave to take up a Fellowship-in-Residence at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics (Harvard Law) at Harvard University. 

Chloe Romanis joined Durham Law School as an Assistant Professor in Biolaw in September 2020. 

Chloe has a first class LLB (Hons) Law degree and a distinction LLM in Health Care Ethics and Law both from the University of Manchester. She passed her Wellcome Trust-funded PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Manchester with no corrections in September 2020. While undertaking her PhD she also studied Reproductive and Sexual Health Law as an International Graduate Student at the University of Toronto, Canada. 

In 2020 Chloe was awarded the University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Medal for Postgraduate Researcher of the Year (FHUMS) and a Faculty of Humanities Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2021, Chloe was awarded the Durham Law School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Staff Award.

Chloe welcomes PhD applications from students in any of her areas of expertise - reproduction and the law. 


Chloe does research in healthcare law and bioethics with a particular interest in reproduction and the body (abortion, gestation, pregnancy and birth). Chloe's principal publications concern artificial womb technology and are published in leading journals including the Medical Law Review, Journal of Law and the Biosciences and the Journal of Medical Ethics. Chloe has also published widely on matters related to abortion and childbirth. 

Her first book, co-authored with Jordan A Parsons of the University of Bristol, 'Early Medical Abortion, Equality of Access, and the Telemedical Imperative,' was published by Oxford University Press in September 2021. 

Teaching Areas
  • Advanced Issues in Criminal Law 
  • Contemporary Issues in Biolaw 
  • Contract Law

Research interests

  • Bioethics
  • Feminist Legal Studies
  • Healthcare Law
  • Reproduction


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