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Dr Thomas Hayes

Dr Thomas Hayes

Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

Email
hayestp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 6101
Campuses
1.06, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Overview

Tom joined Cardiff University in 2008 as a graduate teaching assistant. He was appointed as a lecturer in law in 2014. 

Tom wrote his doctoral thesis on advance decisions to refuse treatment and has research interests in healthcare law, bioethics and social theory.

In 2012 Tom was awarded a travel grant to attend the LSA conference in the United States and deliver his paper "To Each, Their Island: A Governmental Take on the Growth of Autonomy in Medical Law". Tom is a DAAD alumnus having worked at the Institut für Soziologie, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main as a visiting researcher in 2013. He was also selected to attend a workshop on "Organ Donation in Times of Shortage" in the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München. He has written and given papers on advance decisions to refuse treatment, organ donation and bioethics. In 2020 Tom was asked to update guidance for healthcare workers on advance decisions to refuse treatment for the British Medical Journal. 

Tom completed Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Tom teaches Healthcare Law and Criminal Law. Tom is co-module leader of Consent to Treatment and has previously been module leader on the Themes in Socio-Legal Studies module.

Biography

Honours and awards

Law and Society Association Travel Grant (2012)

Academic positions

2014 - present: Lecturer, Cardiff University

Speaking engagements

- Centre for Ethics in Medicine (University of Bristol, November 2019) by invitation “Normation, Application and Identities” Convergence & Divergence workshop 11th December

- Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2018 (University of Bristol, March 2018) “Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment – Autonomy and Government”

- “The Evolution of Bioethics”, BSc Bioethics Conference 2018 (Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, March 2018) by invitation, “Of Principle and Practicality – Deciding in Advance”

- Forschungskolloquium (Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, 2017) paper presented “Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment: For Your Own Good?”

- Law and Society Association (New Orleans, June 2016) “Praemeditatio malorum: Advance Care Planning, Self-Narration and the Death Gaze” 2016

- Centre for Ethics in Medicine (University of Bristol, November 2016) by invitation, “Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment – Best to Think the Worst?”

- ETHOX Centre (University of Oxford, 2016) by invitation, "Advance Directives Workshop", paper presented, “The Government of the Self and Governing Others Through ADRTs”

- Cardiff Law School (Cardiff University, April 2016) Staff Seminar “Governing the End of Life: Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment”

- Advance Decisions Workshop, Healthy Cities Week, Bristol, 2016 (Public Workshop to inform members of the public about the possibility of creating ADRTs, with Dr Trevor Thompson).

- Law & Society Association (New Orleans, 2016) “Praemeditatio malorum: Advance Care Planning, Self-Narration and the Death Gaze”

- International Academy of Law and Mental Health (Vienna, 2015) “Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment – Promises, Promotion and Pitfalls”

- Forschungskolloquium (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Institut für Soziologie, 2013) paper presented: “Advance Decisions to Refuse Medical Treatment and the Ageing Populations of Europe”. Part of my DAAD funded research visit to the Institut für Soziologie under the supervision of Prof Thomas Lemke.

- An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Organ Donation (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, 2013) paper presented: “Organ Donation in Times of Devolution: The Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill

- Centre for Ethics in Medicine Seminar Series (University of Bristol, 2013) by invitation, “Donation and Devolution: The Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill”

- European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics Conference (‘EACME’) (Bristol, 2012) “Knock Knock! Who’s there? The problem of the Future Self in Advance Decision Making” [and chaired the session on decision-making at the end of life (by invitation)]

- Law and Society Association Conference (Honolulu, HI, 2012) “To Each, Their Island: A Governmental Take on the Growth of Autonomy in Medical Law” with partial funding provided by the LSA and additional funding provided by CLAWS

- Cardiff Postgraduate Extravaganza (Cardiff Law School, 2012) “Governing Through Autonomy”

- Centre for Ethics in Medicine Seminar Series (University of Bristol, 2011) by invitation, “‘Governing the Self, Governing Others’: Advance Decisions to Refuse Medical Treatment”

- Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics Seminar Series (‘CESAGEN’, Cardiff University, 2011), “The Pillar of Autonomy and the Sands of Capacity – Advance Decision-Making in the Clinic”

- Cardiff Postgraduate Extravaganza (Cardiff Law School, 2010), “What’s to Become of Us? Personhood and Advance Decision Making”

- Welsh Law Schools’ Conference (Gregynog, 2009) “Undue Influence in Medical Law: How Much is too Much?”

Publications

2020

2019

2016

2015

2013

2012

2009

Teaching

I teach Criminal law, Healthcare Law and Consent to Treatment.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in healthcare law, especially relating to issues of consent, advance decisions and end-of-life decisions.

Past projects

Areas of expertise