Kimberly Shindel


  • 0141 330 7473
PhD Topic

'Evolution of law and science: an analysis of the potential interplay between PrEP and the criminalization of HIV/AIDS exposure and transmission'


Professor James Chalmers
Professor Fiona Leverick


Kimberly has a strong interest in law as it relates to social justice and human rights, particularly as it relates to sexuality, gender, people living with HIV, and marginalized communities. Kimberly’s doctoral research pursues these interests in the realm of criminal law, analysing the controversial laws which criminalise HIV transmission and exposure.

Kimberly attained a B.A. at the University of Michigan, a J.D. at Fordham University School of Law, and most recently an LL.M. in International Law at the University of Glasgow. She is a member of the California Bar and worked as an attorney at a HIV non-profit in California for five years.

Research Interests

My specialised interest focuses on laws which criminalize HIV transmission and exposure.  I likewise have longstanding interests in international human rights, property rights, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights.