Catriona (Katy) McMillan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Glasgow in 2013 and then went on to complete her Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2014. She specialised in medical law and jurisprudence throughout her studies, with a particular interest in issues relating to human reproduction and the law. Her Masters dissertation focused on the issue of genetic identity in regulating for new reproductive technologies in light of the recent proposals to legalise mitochondrial replacement therapy in the United Kingdom.
In October 2014, she joined the Liminal Spaces project as a research assistant, for which she will be undertaking initial research scoping some of the legal hurdles and challenges present in the field of health research regulation, assessing patterns across regulatory practices. In January 2015, she will begin her PhD under the supervision of Professor Graeme Laurie and Dr Gillian Black, which will aim to explore and identify future potential legal and ethical issues surrounding the regulation of assisted reproductive technologies in the UK.