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Dr Edward Dove

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Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation

SSRN Editor, Senior Tutor (PGT)


Office hours:

Monday 10:00-11:00 and 16:00-17:00 during teaching weeks

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6320


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Edward (Ted) Dove is Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation at the Law School, University of Edinburgh. He is Deputy Director of the J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law; Programme Director for the Medical Law and Ethics LLM (on campus) programme; Convenor of the Empirical Legal Research Network; and Senior Tutor for the Postgraduate Taught Studies programme.

Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Political Science and Civil Law and Common Law degrees (BCL, LLB) from McGill University, a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Columbia University, and a PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh.

Ted’s primary research interests are in the areas of regulation of biomedical research, research ethics oversight, data protection law issues in health research, and governance of international research collaboration. His current research focus lies in assessing how EU and UK data protection law impacts health research and in conducting empirical studies of NHS research ethics committees and other regulatory actors in health research. He is author of the open access monograph, Regulatory Stewardship of Health Research: Navigating Participant Protection and Research Promotion (Edward Elgar, 2020), and co-author of one of the leading medical law textbooks in the UK, Mason and McCall Smith’s Law and Medical Ethics (11th edn, Oxford University Press, 2019).

Ted is Co-Chair of the Regulatory and Ethics Work Stream of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), a member of the Scientific Programme Committee for the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), and a member of Edinburgh Law School's Research Ethics and Integrity Committee. He is also an Editorial Board member of Asian Bioethics Review.

Twitter: @EdwardSDove