Friday 28 February 2014 3:57pm
The Faculty is pleased to welcome Dr Jennifer Moore as Acting Director of the Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law University of Otago.
Jennifer is a lawyer, social scientist and health scientist, with a PhD from the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine.
When Jennifer joined the Faculty of Law she was not a stranger to the Faculty or the University of Otago. She worked as a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law's Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies. From 2007-2009, she was based at the University of Otago Medical Faculty in Wellington, working as a Lecturer in the Public Health Department.
She was a Lecturer in the Health Sciences Department, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Australia (2003-2006). Jennifer also studied and worked at Hebrew University in Israel.
The University of Otago Legal Issues Centre is an empirical legal research centre and an intellectual meeting ground for interdisciplinary researchers, legal practitioners, policy makers and educators interested in advancing knowledge about the impact of law, legal processes and services.
The Legal Issues Centre was established in 2007 by a generous donation from Marilyn and Grant Nelson (Gama Foundation) and the University of Otago Foundation Trust.
The strength of empirical research is that it can provide evidence based data to policy makers. I'd like to build the capacity of the Legal Issues Centre to undertake empirical/socio-legal research to inform law and policy reform.