Jo Bridgeman studied at University College, London (LLB). After graduating she spent a year as a research assistant in the Criminal Law team at the Law Commission.
Her first teaching post was in the Faculty of Law at the University of Liverpool where she taught for six years before moving to the University of Sussex in 1997. She is Professor of Healthcare Law and Feminist Ethics in the Sussex Law School where she teaches Healthcare Law and Ethics, Tort and Feminism Law and Society. Jo’s research, at the intersection of these fields, adopts a critical feminist perspective informed by, and developing, the feminist ethic of care in the analysis of relational responsibilities. She has published work on the healthcare of babies, infants and young children; the care of disabled children; parental responsibilities; children and tort law; compassionate killings; teenagers and health. Her current work focuses upon the responsibilities of parents, professionals and the state to children and critical analysis of the case law concerning children's health.