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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

Job opportunity — AI & Healthcare

2 July 2020

LML seeks to appoint a highly motivated and independent Research Associate to work on a set of challenging legal and ethical questions raised by the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The postholder will pursue research projects in two related areas. The first is an existing area of LML research on how civil...

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LML Senior Academic Promotions

30 June 2020

The Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences is pleased to announce that two members of our Management Committee are to be promoted in this year’s Senior Academic Promotions exercise. They will assume their new positions in October 2020. Dr Kathy Liddell, Founding Director of LML and Herschel Smith Senior Lecturer of...

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LML Publishes paper on Covid-19 contact tracing apps in Journal of Law and the Biosciences

29 May 2020

LML is pleased to announce that the Journal of Law and the Biosciences has published ‘ COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps: A Stress Test for Privacy, the GDPR and Data Protection Regimes ’ by Laura Bradford, Mateo Aboy and Kathy Liddell. Digital surveillance has played a key role in containing the COVID-19 outbreak in China...

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LML Publication Success

21 May 2020

LML is delighted to announce that the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law has published ‘The Effects of Myriad and Mayo on Molecular-Test Development in Europe: Interviews from the Frontline’ , by Dr John Liddicoat, Dr Kathy Liddell, and Professor Mateo Aboy. The decisions of the US Supreme Court in...

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LML Research on COVID-19

11 May 2020

The world faces a crisis on a scale not seen for generations, and in just a few weeks, the lives of millions of people have changed dramatically. In addition to the physical health risks for those infected, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread feelings of stress, anxiety and uncertainty across populations...

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Who Gets the Ventilator? Important Legal Rights in the Covid-19 Pandemic

23 April 2020

Many Covid-19 intensive care guidelines fail to protect patients’ legal rights, according to an LML research team. An explanation of their view has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Medical Ethics. ‘Who Gets the Ventilator? Important Legal Rights in the Covid-19 Pandemic’, was co-authored by Dr Kathy Liddell...

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LML Published in Journal of Law and the Biosciences

14 April 2020

Professor Mateo Aboy (LML Senior Research Scholar) has co-authored a paper titled ‘Regulatory responses to medical machine learning’ with several of LML’s CeBIL Collaborators. Medical machine learning is a sub-type of medical artificial intelligence, which uses machine learning algorithms to identify medical patterns and...

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Journal of Medical Ethics publishes blog post by LML Research Group on Medical Rationing in light of COVID-19

12 April 2020

A blog post by an LML COVID-19 research team has been published in the British Medical Journal’s Journal of Medical Ethics. ‘Deciding who gets the ventilator: Will some lives be lost unlawfully?’ discusses the interplay between patients’ legal rights and medical resource allocation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In...

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Stevie Martin featured in Blog of the European Journal of International Law

9 April 2020

Dr Stevie Martin (LML Member) has written a blog post for EJIL:Talk (the blog of the European Journal of International Law) about derogation from the ECHR in light of COVID-19. A Domestic Court’s Attempt to Derogate from the ECHR on behalf of the United Kingdom: the implications of Covid-19 on judicial decision-making in...

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Dr Kathy Liddell quoted in NY Times article on medical rationing and COVID-19

3 April 2020

Dr Kathy Liddell (LML Director) has been quoted in an article by the NY Times about the UK’s approach towards medical rationing in relation to Coronavirus. The UK has an established history of offering public guidance on medical treatment at the of life, including some high level guidance for pandemics. Guidance from the...

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