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Mr Gerard Porter

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Senior Lecturer in Medical Law & Ethics


Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2023


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Gerard Porter is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics. He is a graduate of Cardiff University (LL.B. Law and Japanese) and Kyushu University, Japan (LL.M. International Economic and Business Law). His research interests include medical law, patent law and the regulation of the life sciences. He speaks Japanese and also conducts comparative research in Japanese law within these subject areas. He is currently serving as the Programme Director of the online LLM in Medical Law and Ethics at Edinburgh Law School.

He has held visiting fellowships at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore and with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.