Dr Lucy Easthope

    Senior Lecturer

    Lincoln Law School
    College of Social Science

    About Lucy Easthope

    Lucy Easthope is a Senior Lecturer in the Lincoln Law School.

    Department Responsibilities

    Deputy Director of Research
    Post Graduate Research Lead
    Module Lead [LLB]: Medical Law and Ethics
    Module Lecturer: LLM Projects; Tort Law
    External Committee Member, Ethics and Post Graduate Research,  College of Social Sciences
    Lincoln Law School Ethics Lead

    Subject Specialism

    Medical Law and Ethics; Risk and Clinical Communication, Legal Aftermath, “The Good Death”; Science and Technologies Studies applied to Health and Forensic Science, Security and Terrorism, Mass Fatalities Planning, Disaster Victim Identification, the Return of Personal Effects, Disaster Research Ethics and Methods


    • LLB — University of Bristol
    • MSc — University of Leicester
    • PhD — School of Medicine, University of Lancaster

    Professional Affiliations

    • Higher Education Academy — Fellow
    • Royal Anthropological Institute — Fellow

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Lucy is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln and a guest lecturer on emergency management programmes at the Universities of Leicester, Bath,  Dublin City and Coventry. She is also an Affiliate Researcher at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University, New Zealand.
    Lucy is also an Associate at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College. She is the course lead for Recovery Planning, CBRN Recovery Planning and Mass Fatalities Planning with a particular interest in Disaster Victim Identification. Her wider training portfolio includes the legal aspects of emergencies; identifying lessons post incident, interoperability, and community resilience in practice.
    Lucy has developed contingency plans, training programmes and exercises with a number of organisations including airports and airlines, government bodies, charities, universities and police services. She has also participated in the response to major incidents including aviation disasters, the Bali terrorist attacks, and the operations at Brize Norton during the military campaign in Iraq.
    She has a special interest in the care and return of personal effects after disaster, writing and advising internationally on this subject. Her further research interests include the effectiveness of legislation in the field of emergency management and the human aspects of risk management, insurance and business continuity processes. She presents regularly and engagements include presentations to survivors of the New Zealand earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, FEMA, Chinese government representatives, the Metropolitan Police and the American Academy of Forensic Science.
    She is a member of the Cabinet Office National Risk Assessment Behavioural Science Expert Group. She is also the technical author of new Home Office mass fatalities material.
    She is on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management and the International Journal of Emergency Services.
    She is the holder of an ESRC Urgency Grant awarded in 2014 researching the Disaster Victim Identification Process.
    Areas of Supervision and Research Collaboration include:
    Medical law with a particular interest in DNA; human tissue; the body and its parts
    Humanitarian crises and the role of the Anthropologist
    Human rights and the role of the Anthropologist
    Forensic Anthropology
    Disaster Victim Identification
    Personal Effects
    Forensic Archaeology
    Forensic Art and Illustration
    The Pursuit of “Forensic Certainty”
    Historical Forensic Analysis
    Ethnography in forensic and health settings

    Research Projects

    • Ethics Board Advisor - CUIDAR: Cultures of Disaster Resilience Amongst Children and Young People EC H2020 Coordinator (UK, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy, with Save the Children. — H2020
    • Forensic Un/Certainty and Political Remains — ESRC URGENCY

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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