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Dr Edward Dove

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Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation

Director of Ethics and Integrity, Senior Tutor (PGT)


Office hours:

Monday 10:00-11:00 & 16:00-17:00

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; Director of Ethics and Integrity; 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 confidentiality and data protection law in the biomedical context, research ethics governance, and health research regulation. His current research focus lies in assessing the links between the common law duty of confidentiality, privacy, and data protection law; assessing how EU and UK data protection law impacts health research and data-driven medicine; and in conducting empirical studies of research ethics committees and other bodies involved in research governance. 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 National Data Guardian's Panel, and a member of the Scientific Programme Committee for the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). He is also an Editorial Board member of the journals Asian Bioethics Review and the European Journal of Health Law. He is Associate Editor of the journal Research Ethics. Ted is the UK National Contact for the European Association of Health Law (EAHL) and the UK representative for the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC).

Twitter: @EdwardSDove