Sylvie Delacroix joined UCL in September 2007 from Kent University, where she was a lecturer in law, having previously held a one year postdoc. at Trinity College, Cambridge (Senior Rouse Ball, 2002-03). She holds a PhD from Cambridge University, Licences in law from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium), and Candidatures in philosophy from the Facultés Universitaires Saint Louis (Belgium).
Sylvie was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2010) (these Prizes, with a value of £70,000 each, are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level)
She has recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust “Society and Ethics” Small Grant to develop, together with a multi-disciplinary team within UCL, a pilot project entitled “Picking up ethical challenges within the humdrum of medical practice: does one ever get too used to it?” This pilot study relies on highly immersive, virtual reality technology to enact -with 3D avatars- a seemingly routine medical scenario and test the participants ability to discern indicators of some underlying ethical concerns.
Sylvie’s main research interests are in jurisprudence, ethics and public law.
Legal norms and normativity: an essay in genealogy , Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2006
Peter Birks second prize for outstanding legal scholarship 2008 (Society of Legal Scholars)