Nataly Papadopoulou

Nataly PapadopoulouLecturer 
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2288

Personal Details

LLB (University of Leicester); LLM Human Rights Law (Queen Mary, University of London); PhD (University of Leicester); PGCHE (Huddersfield University); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Nataly re-joined Leicester Law School in September 2020. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Medical Law (T&S) at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London (2019-2020), and a Lecturer in Law (T&R) at Huddersfield Law School (2018-2019). She was a University Tutor (2015-2018) during her PhD studies. She has a keen interest in widening participation programmes and clinical legal education initiatives, including the Brilliant Club, Pathways to Law, Realising Opportunities, and Street Law.

Research Interests

  • Medical Law
  • Human Rights
  • End of life
  • Assisted suicide
  • Death and dying

Nataly’s research interests lie in medical law and ethics especially as it interacts with human rights law at the end-of-life. She is particularly interested in assisted suicide, and specifically the questions of by what means law reform can be achieved, and what form the law should take. She adopts a doctrinal, comparative, and critical approach to research, and aims to influence policy-making, healthcare practice, and how we think about death and dying as a society.

Current projects include

  • Nataly Papadopoulou, ‘Reflecting on access to assisted dying services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic’ (Medical Law International special issue: The Covid-19 Pandemic and Health Law)
  • Revision of monograph proposal for Hart (Bloomsbury) Publishing looking at the practical aspects associated with regulating assisted suicide.
  • Clark Hobson, Nataly Papadopoulou, ‘The Omid Litigation: Are there any Routes of Redress Left for Assisted Suicide Litigants in Court?’ (in preparation for Medical Law Review) [case commentary]
  • Nataly Papadopoulou, ‘Advance euthanasia requests: Lessons from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada’ [major revisions - Medical Law International]
  • Clark Hobson, Nataly Papadopoulou, ‘Judicial responsibility and assisted dying’
  • Konstantinos Georgiadis, Nataly Papadopoulou, ‘Legal Technology for Law Students and Academics in Higher Education’

Current Teaching


  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Medical Law


  • Autonomy, Capacity, Consent


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