Inspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution: Essays in Honour of Sheila McLean

Posted by Sarah Stilwell, Senior Marketing Executive

Sheila McLean photoSheila McLean has been associated with Ashgate since 1980 and we were absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to publish this book in her honour. The book itself is a fitting and eloquent tribute to Sheila’s remarkable career and role in the development of medico-legal studies as an academic subject. Alison Kirk, publisher of Ashgate’s law list, who was present at the dinner organised by Sheila’s colleagues in her honour, concluded her appreciation with the words: ‘It was an absolute pleasure working with Sheila and we will miss her. Ashgate would like to thank her for all her hard work both as an author and series editor. We wish her all the very best for a well-deserved, long and happy retirement’.

Inspiring a medico-legal revolution Sheila McleanPublished this month, Inspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution: Essays in Honour of Sheila McLean is edited by Pamela Ferguson, University of Dundee, UK and Graeme Laurie, University of Edinburgh, UK

‘Inspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution epitomizes more than just its contents. It reflects the career and research of Sheila McLean herself. All parts of the book are provocative and insightful, addressing a wide range of controversial topics. It is rare that so many recognized legal scholars together contribute to a book that spans legal issues at the beginning of life, in medical care, professional liability, as well as regulatory and end of life issues. But then, how else to honour such an esteemed colleague? Readers will be all the more enriched.’  Bartha Maria Knoppers, McGill University, Canada

‘This collection of essays is a fitting endorsement of the contributions to the field that Professor Sheila McLean has made. This is an inspiring collection which will provide a lasting tribute to her work.’   Jane Kaye, University of Oxford, UK

‘This is a true celebration of Sheila McLean’s free and indomitable spirit. The impressive range and richness of the essays show her enduring influence as an academic pioneer, a warm mentor and friend, a dedicated internationalist, and a tireless gadfly in the bodies of institutionalised medicine and law.’   Alastair V. Campbell, National University of Singapore

Click here for more information on books published by Ashgate in the field of medical law

Click here for more information on Sheila McLean’s academic and professional appointments

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