Dr Ellie Lee
Co-ordinator, Pro-Choice Forum
Ellie Lee is a lecturer in social policy at Kent
University, and before that worked at Southampton University
as a lecturer, then as research fellow, working on a study
about teenage pregnancy and abortion. She is the author of
Motherhood, and Mental Health: Medicalizing Reproduction in the
US and Britain' and is also the author of many articles and
studies about abortion, contraception, and reproductive technologies.
Dr Lesley Hoggart
Lesley is a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich. She is also a visiting research fellow at the Policy Studies Institute. Her research interests include feminist political action and the politics of reproductive choice; young people's sexual behaviour; and reproductive decision-making. She has published a number of pieces on feminist campaigns for reproductive choice, teenage pregnancy, teenage abortion, and young people's sexual decision-making. Her book, Birth Control and Abortion Rights: political conflict and policy negotiation in Britain, was published by The Edwin Mellen Press in 2002.
Her latest research report, on teenage abortion and repeat abortion in London, is available here.
Professor Sally Sheldon
Sally is a Professor of Law at the University of Kent. Having studied at the universities of Kent and Bordeaux I, she went on to write her doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence. Her thesis, a socio-legal study of the regulation of abortion services, was later published by Pluto Press under the title Beyond Control: Medical Power and Abortion Law (1997). She has also written a large number of articles and book chapters on abortion and other issues in reproductive law and ethics, as well as co-editing a collection of essays entitled Feminist Perspectives on Health Care Law (Cavendish, 1998). She has recently published a socio-legal study of fatherhood (Fragmenting Fatherhood, 2008) and co-edited Fathers' Rights Activism and Law Reform (2007), both with Richard Collier of Newcastle Law School. Sally taught for twelve years at Keele University, before returning to Kent, where she teaches Medical Law and Ethics.