Andrea is an Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law, teaching and researching in the field of Torts, Medical Law and Bioethics. Her area of specialisation is the legal regulation of human reproductive technologies, ranging from established technologies such as IVF, surrogacy and donor-assisted conception to emerging and future technologies such as gene editing and human enhancement. She is also interested in both the public law and private law aspects of this research field.
Andrea also has research interests across the broader fields of Medical Law and Bioethics.
Flowing from her work in the field of reproductive technologies, she has an Andrea graduated from the LL.B programme at the School of Law, before going on to study on the LL.M programme at Harvard Law School, where she specialised in reproductive technologies and constitutional law. She returned to TCD for her doctoral studies, and was awarded her doctorate in 2014, for her thesis entitled "Fundamental Right and Organising Principles in the Regulation of Assisted Reproduction in Ireland." She was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2012.