Portrait of  Melanie Fellowes Melanie Fellowes

m.g.fellowes@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472634


Position: Senior Lecturer, Law School
Qualifications: LLB, LLM, FHEA

1996 – date     Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield
1994 - 1995     Part-time tutor, Sheffield University
1988 - 1991     Researcher, The Halsey Consulting Partnership, London
1983 – 1987    Investor Relations Assistant, J O Hambro Investor Relations, London
1982 – 1983    Foreign Exchange, Banco Central SA, London
1977 – 1980    Lloyds Bank plc, Doncaster


Research and Scholarship

Currently studying for a PhD at Sheffield University on sex selective abortion in India and the application of three accounts of autonomy.

  • LLB Criminal Law, Medical Law, Asylum and Immigration
  • GDL Criminal Law
  • MA in Health Care Law End of Life, Doctor/Patient Relationship

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Fellowes, M (2017) ‘Commercial surrogacy in India: The presumption of adaptive preference formation, the possibility of autonomy and the persistence of exploitationMedical Law International , pp. 1-24. ISSN 2047-9441


Fellowes, M (2016) ‘Medical law update: disclosure of risks to patients (Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board)CILEX Journal . ISSN 2050-0580


Fellowes, M (2012) ‘Book review: Choosing tomorrow’s children: The ethics of selective reproduction, by Stephen Wilkinson, Clarendon Press, Oxford 2010Medical Law International , 12 (1), pp. 70-73. ISSN 0968-5332

Hart, T., Fellowes, M. and Jabbar, A. (2012) ‘Digital Literacies – The challenges for a modern Law School.’. In: Pelecon 2012 (Plymouth e-learning conference), 18 April - 20th April 2012, Plymouth, UK


Hart, T., Fellowes, M. and Jabbar, A. (2011) ‘The challenges of student engagement on GDL blended learning’. In: The Sixth International Blended Learning Conference, 15th June 2011, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts., UK.


Fellowes, M (2000) ‘Australia's Recommendations for the Sterilisation of the Mentally Incapacitated Minor - A More Rigorous Approach?'Web Journal of Current Legal Issues (2).


Member of Ethics Committee at Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals, 2009 to date.

Research Degree Supervision

Areas such as Medical law and International Criminal Law.

Administrative Responsibilities

Deputy Course Director, GDL and LLM. Admissions tutor, GDL. Member of School Board. Member of Business School Ethics Committee.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Modules responsible for:

LLB Medical Law and Ethics option module

LLM Legal Research Methods
LLM International Criminal Law
LLM Introduction to Law

LLM DL International Criminal Law
LLM DL Legal Research Methods

LLB DL Criminal Law
LLB DL Medical Law and Ethics

GDL Introductory Programme
GDL Criminal Law
GDL Research Project

Melanie also teaches on the LLB Principles of Criminal Liability.