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Dr Edward Dove

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Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation

SSRN Editor, Senior Tutor (PGT)


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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.

Ted is the Case Comments Editor for Medical Law International and is an Editorial Board member of Asian Bioethics Review. He is Chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and International Health Data Sharing Forum, which is part of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). Ted is also a member of the Scientific Programme Committee for the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), a member of Edinburgh Law School's Research Ethics and Integrity Committee, and is a member of the Data Access Committee of METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data ACcess), which is a multi-agency, multi-study data access structure that services several of the UK’s major cohort studies.

Twitter: @EdwardSDove