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Dr Murray Earle

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Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Law

Director of Exams PG

BA (Hons), LLM, PhD

Office hours:

Thursday 15:30-17:00

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 8183


Murray Earle is a Teaching Fellow in medical law. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand (BA Law & International Relations; BA (Hons) Comparative Literature), and the University of Edinburgh (LLM Medical Jurisprudence & the Sociology of Law; and PhD in Medical Law).

Murray started his career as a lecturer in medical law at the University of Glasgow, while completing his PhD. That was followed by work as a Senior Researcher at the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe, 2000-2011). From there he developed an independent career, writing, and teaching on, a wide range of online postgraduate medical law courses offered by the School of Law, at the University of Edinburgh. He was also involved in writing for a range of reference publications.

His current teaching is primarily in the Online Distance Learning environment, in a range of medical law courses. These are taught at Masters degree level, as well as CPD. Masters degree courses include Governance of Innovative Medicine; Law and Ethics at the Start and End of Life, and European Health Law and Policy. He currently acts as the School Academic Misconduct Officer, and is developing an online course in Good Academic Practice.

Twitter: @murrayearle