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Mohammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Aziz is a Law Fellow at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, and an early researcher in the area of law and ethics of human stem cell research. He is also interested to explore other areas of emerging technologies.

Heidi Beate Bentzen

Bentzen shares her time between The Centre for Medical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine and The Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law at the Faculty of Law, both at The University of Oslo. She collaborates with The Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium.

Paula Boddington

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX
Ethical issues arising from identifying novel susceptibility genes for early onset coronary artery disease

Pascal Borry

Pascal Borry is associate professor of bioethics at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (University of Leuven, Belgium). His main research activities are concentrated on the ethical, legal and social implications of innovative technologies.

Tiffany Boughtwood

Tiffany Boughtwood (BSc MBA) is the Program Manager of Australian Genomics, responsible for the executive operations of this collaborative research network across Australia. 

Lee A Bygrave

Lee A. Bygrave is a full professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), attached to the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo.

Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta

Sarah Chan

Dr Sarah Chan is a Chancellor’s Fellow and Reader in Bioethics at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh; she is Director of the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law, and a Co-Principal Investigator of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society.

Anne Davies

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX
Constitutional and Administrative Law; European Community Law; Human Rights Law; Medical Law and Ethics; Labour/Employment Law; Regulation; Socio-Legal Studies

Edward Dove

Edward (Ted) Dove is Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and Deputy Director of the J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law.

Donna Dickenson

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX
Research Interests: Commodification of the human body, genetic patenting, reproductive ethics and law, personalised genetic testing and biobanks.

Charles Foster

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX
Consent, clinical confidentiality, withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, assisted suicide, reproductive technology, clinical negligence, disciplinary and regulatory law related to healthcare

Sue Gibbons

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX
Defining biobanks, categorising biobanks effectively for governance purposes, consent (especially under the Human Tissue Act 2004), harmonising terminology, providing feedback to participants, rationalising legal and ethical frameworks, and re-appraising the subsisting data–tissue regulatory dichotomy.

Imogen Goold

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX


Senior Researcher in the Division of Epidemiology at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway.

Naomi Hawkins

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX

Jonathan Herring

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX
Family law, medical law, criminal law. Current projects includes work on birth; carers; sexual offences; and issues surrounding dementia.

Klaus Hoeyer

Klaus Hoeyer studies the organization and regulation of the healthcare system, in particular with respect to the introduction of new medical technologies.

Rosario Isasi

Rosario Isasi, J.D., M.P.H., is a Research Assistant Professor at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Kassim Javaid

Kassim Javaid is an Associate Professor and University Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Disease at Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)

Eric Juengst

Eric Juengst has taught medical ethics and the philosophy of science on the faculties of the medical schools of the University of California, San Francisco Penn State University, and Case Western Reserve University 

Nadja Kanellopoulou

Academic Affiliate, HeLEX

Alastair Kent OBE

Alastair has particular expertise in policy development and patient engagement for health and medical research in rare and genetic diseases.

Isabelle Budin Ljøsne

Dr. Isabelle Budin Ljøsne is a bioethicist and senior advisor at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Tamra Lysaght

Dr Tamra Lysaght first joined CBmE in 2009 as a Research Fellow and, after a 2-year appointment as Senior Research Fellow at NUS Asia Research Institute (2012-2014), was promoted to faculty at NUS Medicine in 2014. She is currently Director of Research and Director of the Phase III Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism (HeLP) curriculum. 

Eric M Meslin

Eric M. Meslin is President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) a non-profit organization that conducts independent, evidence-based expert assessments of leading policy topics for the Government of Canada and other sponsors


Dr Meyer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His research in the field of social informatics focuses on the changing nature of knowledge creation across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.

Jusaku Minari

Jusaku Minari, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), at Kyoto University in Japan.

Megan Munsie

Dr Munsie is currently the Head of the Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit at the ARC funded Stem Cells Australia initiative

Kieran C O'Doherty

Kieran C. O’Doherty is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Guelph, where he directs the Discourse, Science, Publics research Group.


Andelka’s doctoral research examined the use of online wrap contracts (clickwrap and browsewrap) and the protection of consumers’ rights in their genetic information in the context of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing.

Barbara Prainsack

Barbara Prainsack is a Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, and at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London. At the University Vienna she directs the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity (CeSCoS).


Intellectual property; genomics; biobanking; organ transplantation; research ethics

Cameron Stewart

Professor Cameron Stewart is a member of Sydney Health Law and an associate of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, Sydney Medical School.

Mark Taylor 

Mark Taylor was a senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Sheffield, author of Genetic Data and the Law (CUP, 2012) and a mid-career Fellow of the British Academy (2012-2013).  Mark has been in post as Deputy Director in our Melbourne HeLEX office at the Melbourne Law School, Australia since February 2018.

Dr Susan Wallace is Lecturer of Population and Public Health Sciences in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester.

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster is a social scientist and member of Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at the University of York, UK.

Edgar A Whitely

Edgar is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Information Systems in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

J Patrick Woolley

J. Patrick Woolley applies his training in philosophy to the analysis of normative issues that arise in our increasingly pluralistic societies, where cultural and demographic differences need to be respected in the pursuit of a societal good. In postdoctoral research undertaken at HeLEX, he combined this with his research experience in genomics to examine the changing role of consent in biomedical research and the new “social contract” that is emerging as a result of widespread sharing of genomic data. He is a member of Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) task teams which consider questions in ethics review equivalency and develop ELSI related metadata procedures and technologies.

 David Winickoff

David E. Winickoff, JD, MA, is Senior Policy Analyst and Secretary of the Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technology (BNCT) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and Affiliated Professor of Law at the SciencesPo École de droit.

Beverley Anne Yamamoto

Beverley Yamamoto is the Chair holder for the Osaka University UNESCO Chair in Global Health and Education.