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FIRDAUS AZIZ

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.

Paula Boddington

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

Anne Davies

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

Donna Dickenson

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

Charles Foster

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

Sue Gibbons

Research Associate, 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

Research Associate, HeLEX

JENNIFER HARRIS

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

Naomi Hawkins

Research Associate, HeLEX

Jonathan Herring

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

Nadja Kanellopoulou

Research Associate, HeLEX

ERIC MEYER

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.

ANDELKA PHILLIPS

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.

SIGRID STERCKX

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

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.

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.