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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law


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 Zoë Fritz - Wellcome Fellow in Society and Ethics, and Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Zoë Fritz is a Wellcome fellow in Society and Ethics, and a Consultant Physician in Acute medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  Her research is focused on identifying areas of clinical practice that raise ethical questions and applying rigorous empirical and ethical analysis to explore the issues and find effective solutions. Her work is at the interface between medicine, the humanities and law.

Her current work focuses on considering the legal, ethical and empirical consequences of communicating uncertainty in diagnosis: she is collaborating with colleagues in the LML to investigate what constitutes material non-disclosure in the context of forming, communicating and recording a differential diagnosis.