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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

Studying at Cambridge



Dyson Oxford


Dr Matthew Dyson- Associate Professor in Law; Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

The core research interest of Matt's work has been the relationship between criminal law and tort law since around 1850 in around 10 legal systems. 

In the field of  medical law, he is interested in, amongst other things,  different legal modes of regulation, substantive liability  rules and the laws governing informed consent, for  example the extent of disclosure required before  organ transplantation.




Dr Elizabeth Fistein- Speciality Director in Ethics and Law, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Since 2008, Elizabeth has been running the Ethics and Law component of the Clinical Course, one of the vertical themes that integrate the three stages of the course. She has recently also taken on the role of co-ordinating the Professional Skills curricula within the Clinical Course.

Elizabeth's research interests include legal issues connected to consent to treatment and mental capacity; Empirical Ethics in Psychiatry; Medical education (particularly ethics and professionalism education.



Dr Colm McGrath - Lecturer in Tort Law, Kings College London

Colm's primary areas of interest include civil liability for, and regulation of, medical wrongs in the UK, Europe and further afield. His work examines these issues in a comparative context and is particularly focused on how the historical development of medical law and liability in Europe has influenced their current state.