Dr Jessica Bell
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Researcher in Law
As a Researcher in Law Jessica is primarily interested in the legal structuring and governance of large scale research consortia, including biobanks and genetic databases.
Jessica is currently providing legal research support to the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN). The Administrative Data Research Network is a major partnership between government and academia to improve secure access to administrative data for research that will benefit the UK public.
Jessica was awarded her PhD from the University of Sheffield in May 2016. Her PhD analyses the legal structure of UK Biobank; a large-scale population Biobank with a ‘public good’ mission built upon a corporate architecture.
Before joining the HeLEX Centre, Jessica spent time as a visiting researcher at the Brocher Foundation, Geneva, the Centre for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, UC Berkeley, and at the Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Montreal.