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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law



Every year LML is approached by scholars from all over the world who wish to spend a short period of time working in Cambridge on issues related to Law, Medicine and Life Sciences. We are able to give the title Visiting Scholar to those who are already engaged in an academic career, and who are employed by a higher education institution. Potential visitors will need to be approved by the Centre and the Faculty of Law. If you are interested in applying to join us in Cambridge, or would like more information about being an LML Visiting Scholar then email us at:



Dr Zaneta Zemla-Pacud

Assistant Professor in the Institute of Law Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences

LML Visiting Scholar: September 2022

and July 2023

Research Focus: access to clinical data in the new, pan-European Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS) and related Clinical Trial Regulations (CTR).  

Regulatory exclusivities, trade secret protection and fundamental rights in the context of IP protection.


Prof. Angus Corbett

Adjunct Professor in health law and comparative health systems at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

LML Visiting Scholar: October 2021 - June 2022

Research Focus: the regulation of complex health systems.


Professor Dianne Nicol

Director of the Centre for Law and Genetics (CLG) at the University of Tasmania.

LML Visiting Scholar/Herbert Smiith Freehills Visiting Fellow: September - October 2019

Research focus: The regulation of innovative, personalised health technologies, and the extent to which current regulation is responsive to societal values and needs, while ensuring safety, effectiveness, access, affordability, allocative efficiency, and fairness.




 Dr Zeynep Ayata

Assistant Professor of Competition and EU Law at Koç University Law School

LML Official Visitor: 1 July - 11 August 2019

Research Focus: Incentivising innovation through regulation: comparisons, models and policy implications.

Prof Bartha Knoppers


 Professor Bartha Knoppers

Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University

LML Visiting Scholar: 26 - 30 November 2018

Research Focus: Human rights as a driver for data sharing.



Fabio Macioce


Professor Fabio Macioce 

Professor of Legal Theory and Bioethics at the Lumsa University of Rome.

LML Visiting Scholar: June 2018

Research Focus: The right to health for members of vulnerable groups from the dual perspective of the right to access healthcare services, and the right to acceptable healthcare services.


Linda Kahl

Dr Linda Kahl 

Senior Counsel and Director of Ownership, Sharing and Innovation for the BioBricks Foundation, California, USA.

LML Visiting Scholar/Herbert Smith Visiting Fellow: 28 April - 3 August 2018

Research Focus: Policies and practices governing access and use of biological resources, comparing traditional biobanks (those that collect and store sequence-based biomaterials) with the more recently established government-funded and commercial DNA foundries (those that make sequence-based biomaterials on demand).


Paula O'Brien (cropped)

Ms Paula O'Brien

Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Health and Medical Law Masters at Melbourne Law School.

LML Visiting Scholar: 23 - 28 April 2018 

Research Focus: The role of international economic law in relation to aspects of alcohol control, particularly reform to marketing rules; and the domestic control of alcohol marketing, comparing the regulatory approaches in Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, France and South Africa. 



Ben Hurlbut

Professor Ben Hurlbut

Associate Professor of Bioscience Ethics in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.

LML Visiting Scholar: Lent Term 2018 

Research Focus: The interplay of scientific, legal and political institutions in shaping innovation agendas and approaches to ethical deliberation and governance.









Professor Timo Minssen

Professor of Biotechnology Law at the University of Copenhagen, Centre for Information and Innovation Law.

LML Visiting Scholar: Autumn 2016

Research Focus: Patent issues in 3D bioprinting, the interface of biopharmaceutical IPRs and competition law, standardisation in systems biology, IPRs and user-generated solutions, and legal issues in the gene editing revolution.




Dr Debra Wilson 

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

LML Visiting Scholar: 1 June - 29 August 2016

Research Focus:  Surrogacy regulation. 



Professor Mateo Aboy

Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon, USA

CIPIL/LML Visiting Scholar: Spring 2016 - Summer 2017

Research Focus: Status of information age inventions as patentable subject matter - a comparison of US, UK and EU case law.



Professor Yuji Shiroshita 

Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University, Japan

LML Visiting Scholar: 5 August 2015 – 31 October 2015. 

College Affiliation: Wolfson College

Research Focus:  Regulation of living organ transplants – a comparison of Japanese and UK systems.