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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

Current Major Research Projects:

International Collaborative Bioscience Innovation & Law (Inter-CeBIL) Programme

Prof. Kathy Liddell, Prof. Mateo Aboy

Liability from Harms Caused by the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Dr Jeffrey Skopek (PI), Ms Nicola Anderson (Research Associate)

Innovation, IP and Regulatory Science for Medical Devices

Prof. Kathy Liddell, Prof. Mateo Aboy, Dr Jeffrey Skopek


Current PhD Projects:



Previous/Past Major Research Projects:


Collaborative Research Program in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL)

Dr Kathy Liddell (PI), Dr Jeffrey Skopek (Co-I), Dr John Liddicoat (Senior Research Associate), Dr Laura Bradford (Senior Research Associate)

Human Rights in the Era of Big Data

Dr David Erdos (Co-I)

Realising Genomic Medicine: Intellectual Property Issues Beyond the 'Old' Patent Debates

Dr Kathy Liddell, Dr John Liddicoat

Improving how Differential Diagnosis is Made, Communicated, and Recorded in Acute Care - joint project with The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute

Dr Zoe Fritz (THIS Institute), Prof. Mary Dixon-Woods (THIS Institute), Dr Kathy Liddell, Dr Jeffrey Skopek, Ms Isabelle Le Gallez (Research Associate)

Justifications, Evidence and Public Health Laws: Case studies of standardised tobacco packaging and minimum pricing of alcohol

 Dr Kathy Liddell, Dr Stephanie Palmer, Prof. Theresa Marteau


Contemporary Legal Issues in Organ Transplantation

Dr Kathy Liddell, Dr Matt Dyson, Mr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy


The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons

Prof. Jens Scherpe


Previous PhD Projects:


Danielle Cagliuso - 'To Protect and to Section? The Police and Ambulance Services in English Mental Health Law and Policy'. Supervised by Dr Jeffrey Skopek.

Jinal Dadiya - 'Regulating ART Clinics: Best Practices for the Protection and Promotion of Reproductive Health'. Supervised by Dr Stephanie Palmer.

Tony Zhou - 'The Risky Business of Lost Chances - An Analysis of Risk of Physical Injury as a Harm'. Supervised by Dr Jeffrek Skopek.

Jacquelyn Veraldi - 'The Application of Article 102 TFEU in the Pharmaceutical Sector'. Supervised by Prof. Albertina Albors-Llorens.