Academic and Professional Qualifications:
I am a law lecturer on the LLB programme and I am the LLB 4 stage tutor.
I am currently the module tutor for:
LAW305 Legal Philosophy and Human Rights
LAW307 Employment Law
LAW425 Private International Law
LAW420 Honours Dissertation
I also deliver guest lectures in:
LAW416 EU Labour Law
SOC408 Human Rights
My research is currently centred around the boundaries between work and private life.
This has primarily focused on the work-family employment rights of working parents and other carers, examining the boundaries between employment law and family law as they relate to care in this context. This includes examining: the role of working fathers within work-family legislation and their engagement with work-family rights in practice; the relationship between more atypical working family models and work-family legislation, in particular whether it needs to adopt a different understanding of the family, and; the employment and equality protections and rights for those engaged in assisted reproduction.
The focus is primarily UK and European legislation, but also includes comparative perspectives, including Sweden and the USA.
Additional current research projects involve other areas of employment law. These include: equality law; and the future development of labour law in Scotland.
Busby, N., and Weldon-Johns, M., ‘Fathers as Carers in UK Law and Policy: The Emergence of a Dominant Ideology?’, forthcoming Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law (2019).
Weldon-Johns, M., ‘Brexit and the work-family conflict – a Scottish perspective’, in Moira Dustin, Nuno Ferreira and Susan Millns (eds), Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit (Palgrave, 2019).
Weldon-Johns, M., ‘From modern workplaces to modern families – Re-envisioning the work-family concept’, 2016 Vol.37(4) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 1-21.
Murphie, J. and Weldon-Johns, M., ‘The future of Scottish labour law: reconceptualisation and modernisation’ (2016) 3 Juridical Review 227-254.
Weldon-Johns, M., ‘EU work-family policies – challenging parental roles or reinforcing gendered stereotypes?’, 2013 Vol.19(5) European Law Journal 662-681.
Weldon-Johns, M., ‘The future of work-family rights in the UK: A new dawn or more ‘sound-bite’ legislation?’, 2011 Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 25.
Weldon-Johns, W.; “Comparative Lessons on the Work/family Conflict - Swedish Parental Leave versus American Family Leave”, in Nicole Busby and Grace James (eds.), “Families, Care-Giving and Paid Work: Challenging Labour law in the 21st Century”, 2011
Clark Foundation for Legal Education grant awarded to enable four students and one member of staff to attend the International Law Week delivered by the Universities of EPHEC and KHLeuven in Belgium (2009-2013 and 2015)
I am currently involved in the following external roles:
Co-director of the FAWN network
Convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars Labour Law Conference Section
External examiner at Robert Gorden University and Edinburgh Napier University
Juridical Review board member
University of Stirling seminar series 2018-19, 'Assisted reproduction, from infertility, to disability, to contemplating pregnancy? Challenging the boundaries of equality law', (March 2019).
University of Stirling guest lecture series 2010-11, 'EU work-family policies – challenging parental roles or reinforcing gendered stereotypes?', (March 2011).
International Law Week 2010, Universities of EPHEC and KHLeuven, Weldon-Johns, M., 'Work-family policies: individual rights or expensive luxuries in credit crunch economies?', (December 2010).