Dr Annie Sorbie
Annie Sorbie is a Senior Lecturer in Health, Medical Law and Ethics at Edinburgh Law School, with a research and teaching portfolio. She is a medical lawyer (currently non-practising) with over 14 years’ experience in legal practice in the health, social care and regulatory sector (September 2001 – December 2015, Partner from 2009). She has extensive experience of providing strategic advice on matters of health regulatory practice and policy.
Dr Sorbie’s research interrogates two key and related areas, namely health research regulation, with a focus on the role of the public interest, and the regulation of individual health and social care professionals. She has been called upon to provide independent expert advice to a range of public and third sector bodies in each of these areas. Dr Sorbie is a Deputy Director of the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law, and co-leads its policy portfolio. She is also currently the Director of KEI within the Law School, and the head of the Health, Medical Law and Ethics Subject Area. Since June 2018 she has been appointed to the Lay Advisory Group of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and also serves on the College’s Patient Safety Committee.