Aisling De Paor

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Dr. Aisling de Paor joined the School of Law and Government in 2014. She was previously a part- time Lecturer in Law at NUI Galway (2009- 2014), lecturing modules including Health Law and Policy, and Genetics, Disability and the Law. She is a former Irish Research Council Scholar and former Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. In 2013 Aisling defended her Ph.D., entitled ‘Advancing Science and Controlling the Misuse of Genetic Information in Employment and Insurance – Towards an Effective European Union Regulatory Framework.’ Aisling graduated from NUI, Galway with a B.C.L. in 2005, and graduated from University College Cork with LL.M. in 2006. She is a qualified Solicitor and trained in a large commercial law firm in Dublin (from 2006 to 2009), having specialised in Employment Law and Commercial Litigation for the majority of her traineeship. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (2009-2010). Aisling is an honourary fellow and affiliated researcher with the Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, New York. She regularly collaborates with this Institute and was a visiting scholar at this here in October 2012 and May 2014.

Book

Year Publication
2017 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2017) Genetics, Disability and the Law - Towards an EU Legal Framework. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) Genetic Discrimination: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response. : Routledge.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2016) 'The Legal Consequences of Genetic Prediction' 23 (2) .
2012 Dr. Aisling de Paor & Michael Waterstone (2012) 'Gene Genie – Don’t become a victim of genetic discrimination' .

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2017 Aisling de Paor (2017) 'Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: Law and Policy Concerns in Ireland'. IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (ONLINE), .
2017 Aisling de Paor; L. Kalokairinou; H.C. Howard; S. Slokenberga; C.M.R. Casabona; E. Fisher; M. Flatscher-Thöni; M. Hartlev; R. van Hellemondt; J. Juškevičius; J. Kapelenska-Pregowska; P. Kováč; L. Lovrečić; H. Nys; A. Phillips; L. Prudil; E. Rial-Sebbag; J. Sándor; A. Schuster; S. Soini; K.H. Søvig; D. Stoffel; T. Titma; T. Trokanas; P. Borry (2017) 'Legislation of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing in Europe: A Fragmented Regulatory Landscape'. Journal of Community Genetics, .
2017 Aisling de Paor, John Danaher; Michael Hogan.; Chris Noone; Ronan Kennedy; Anthony Behan; Heike Felzmann; Muki Haklay; Soo- Ming Khoo; John Morison; Maria Helen Murphy; Niall O'Brolchain; Burkhard Schafer; Kalpana Shankar (2017) 'Algorithmic governance: Developing a research agenda through the power of collective intelligence'. Big Data & Society, .
2017 Aisling de Paor and Charles O'Mahony (2017) 'The use of behavioural genetics in the criminal justice system: A disability and human rights perspective'. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 54 :16-25.
2017 de Paor, A (2017) 'Genetic Discrimination: A Case for a European Legislative Response?'. European Journal of Health Law, 24 :135-159.
2016 De Paor, A;O'Mahony, C (2016) 'The Need to Protect Employees with Genetic Predisposition to Mental Illness? The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Case for Regulation'. Industrial Law Journal, 45 :525-555.
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor and Dr. Charles O'Mahony (2016) 'Genetic Testing for Mental Illness in Employment – Considering the Legal Framework in Ireland'. IRISH EMPLOYMENT LAW JOURNAL, 13 (3):61-88.
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor and Prof. Peter Blanck (2016) 'Precision Medicine and Advancing Genetic Technologies – Disability and Human Rights Perspectives'. Laws, 5 (3).
2015 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2015) 'The Irish Legislative Response to Genetic Discrimination – an analysis of Part 4 of the Disability Act 2005: time for reform?'. Dublin University Law Journal, 38 :129-156.
2015 Dr. Aisling de Paor and Dr. Delia Ferri (2015) 'Regulating Genetic Discrimination in the European Union: Pushing the EU into Unchartered Territory or Ushering in a New Genomic Era?'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM, 17 .
2015 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2015) 'International Human Rights Perspectives on the Protection of Genetic Information - Exploring the Scope and Impact of the Current United Nations Framework'. JOURNAL OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY, 2 :16-42.
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) 'Regulating Genetic Information—Exploring the Options in Legal Theory'. 21 :425-453.
2013 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2013) 'The Regulation of Genetic Information in Ireland—does it Strike an Appropriate Balance of Rights?'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 19 :97-106.
2013 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2013) 'US and EU Perspectives on Genetic Discrimination in Employment and Insurance: Striking a balance in a battlefield of competing rights'. EUROPEAN YEARBOOK OF DISABILITY LAW, 4 :99-144.

Working Paper

Year Publication
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) Review of the Operation of Part 4 of the Disability Act 2005 (Genetic Testing). WP
2012 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2012) Submission to the Council of Europe on a Consultation Document on ‘Predictivity, Genetic Testing and Insurance’. WP
2012 Prof. Gerard Quinn et al (Centre for Disability Law & Policy, NUI Galway) (2012) Submission to the Law Reform Commission (various legal topics including genetic privacy and data protection and genetic discrimination). WP
2012 Prof Gerard Quinn et al (Centre for Disability Law & Policy, NUI Galway) (2012) Enhancing Access to Justice by Harnessing the Potential of Clinical Legal Education in Ireland. WP

Published Report

Year Publication
2012 Dr. Aisling de Paor and Prof. Gerard Quinn (2012) The New Transatlantic Agenda and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Taking the US/EU Dialogue to a New Level. US International Council on Disability, .

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2016) 'Disability and Genetics – new forms of discrimination?' In: London : Routledge.
2015 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2015) 'Genetic Discrimination in Employment: The Relevance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' In: Charles O'Mahony & Gerard Quinn(Eds.). London : Intersentia.
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor and Prof. Noel Lowndes (2014) 'Tracing the history, evolution and future orientation of genetic science and technology' In: Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor & Peter Blanck(Eds.). London : Routledge.
2014 Prof. Peter Blanck and Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) 'US legislative and policy response: Some historical context to GINA' In: Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor & Peter Blanck(Eds.). London : Routledge.
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) 'Employment practices in a new genomic era: Acknowledging competing rights and striking a balance' In: Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor & Peter Blanck(Eds.). London : Routledge.

Thesis

Year Publication
2013 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2013) Advancing Science and Controlling the Misuse of Genetic Information in Employment and Insurance – Towards an Effective European Union Regulatory Framework. National University of Ireland, Galway: THES

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2016) World Association of Medical Law Annual Congress Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing- Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues in Europe Los Angeles, USA, 08/08/2016-11/08/2016.
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2016) COST Action: Who has the right to my genome? ELSI challenges of citizen participation and public private partnerships in genomics Genetic Discrimination and Access to the Genome Leuven, Belgium, .
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2016) Algorithmic Governance Workshop Algorithmic Governance and Genetic Information NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland, 18/03/2016-18/03/2016.
2016 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2016) SynBio Future Axioms Conference Genetics, Law & Regulation – Current and Future Perspectives in SynBio University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 22/02/2016-22/02/2016.
2015 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2015) American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting Direct- to- Consumer Genetic Testing- Navigating the minefield of ethical and legal dilemmas and considering regulation in Europe Baltimore, USA, 07/10/2015-09/10/2015.
2015 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2015) European Association of Health Law Annual Conference Genetic Discrimination: A case for a European legislative response Prague, Czech Republic, 01/10/2015-02/10/2015.
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) Review of the Operation of Part 4 of the Disability Act: Setting the Context International Responses and Comparative Legislative Frameworks on Genetic Testing Dublin, Ireland, 30/09/2014-30/09/2014.
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) COST Action: Genetic Testing Workshop Emerging Legal Issues and the Regulation of Genetic Testing Dublin, Ireland, 28/11/2014-28/11/2014.
2014 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2014) American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting The Protection of Genetic Privacy in the European Union – the Proposed Data Protection Reforms San Diego, USA, 14/10/2014-18/10/2014.
2013 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2013) Association of European Cancer Leagues, Annual Conference: ‘State of the Art in Genetics, Genomics and Cancer Ethical issues surrounding emerging genetic technology Ljubjana, Slovenia, 28/11/2013-28/11/2013.
2013 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2013) Association of European Cancer Leagues, Bi- Annual Meeting Disability legislation and cancer patients in the European Union Brussels, Belgium, 05/03/2013-05/03/2013.
2013 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2013) Centre for Society & the Life Sciences and the Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University - Symposium: Exploring Dilemmas of Genomic Health Information in Private Life Insurance Disability perspectives on genetic discrimination in insurance Utrecht, the Netherlands, 28/03/2013-28/03/2013.
2012 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2012) European Society of Human Genetics Annual Conference What is the appropriate regulation of genetic discrimination? Weaknesses and strengths of various approaches Nuremberg, Germany, 25/06/2012-25/06/2012.
2012 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2012) American Society of Human Genetics, Annual Meeting Genetic discrimination and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities San Francisco, USA, 06/11/2012-10/11/2012.
2011 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2011) Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference ’Genetic discrimination by employers and insurance companies – a battlefield of fundamental human rights University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 28/04/2011-28/04/2011.
2011 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2011) Irish Society of Comparative Law Third Annual Conference Genetic discrimination- the position in the United States: A Novel Approach to Anti- Discrimination Law University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 30/04/2011-30/04/2011.
2011 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2011) Scottish Young Legal Researchers Colloquium 'Nobody has perfect genes – the need to protect against genetic discrimination University of Dundee, Scotland, 22/04/2011-22/04/2011.
2011 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2011) 12th International Congress of Human Genetics The regulation of genetic discrimination at European Level: What can we learn from international legislative efforts? Montreal, Canada, 11/10/2011-15/10/2011.
2010 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2010) Global Ph.D & Researchers Colloquium on Disability Law and Policy Genetic discrimination in the employment and insurance fields – an introduction Galway, Ireland, 26/04/2010-27/04/2010.
2012 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2012) Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response Organised conference at European Parliament European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 06/03/2012-06/03/2012.
2011 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2011) Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response Organised conference NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland, 19/11/2011-19/11/2011.
2010 Dr. Aisling de Paor (2010) Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference Genetic discrimination by employers and insurance companies- the need for regulation Limerick, Ireland, 24/11/2010-24/11/2010.
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Law Society of Ireland Qualified Solicitor 04/05/2009 -

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
National University of Ireland, Galway PhD
University College Cork LLM
National University of Ireland, Galway BCL
National University of Ireland, Galway Diploma

Research Interests

Medical law and bioethics; genetic discrimination and the law; genetic privacy and data protection; science, new technologies and the law

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Moot Court LG124
2022 Genetics, Law and Society LG3720
2021 Medical Law and Bioethics LG5017