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Ms Annie Sorbie

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Lecturer in Law (Medical Law and Ethics)

Director Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law

LLB, Dip Law

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On Sabbatical in 2021/22

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3633


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Annie Sorbie is a Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics at Edinburgh Law School, with a research and teaching portfolio. She is a medical lawyer (currently non-practising) with over 14 years’ experience in legal practice in the health, social care and regulatory sector (September 2001 – December 2015, Partner from 2009). She has extensive experience of providing strategic advice on matters of health regulatory practice and policy, both in health and social care regulation, and also more widely within the NHS and private sectors.

Having joined the Wellcome funded Liminal Spaces Project in January 2016, Annie’s doctoral research interrogates the contribution of the public interest to health research regulation in the context of access to identifiable patient information for research purposes without consent. She also has research interests in professional regulation.

Annie is a Deputy Director of the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law, and co-leads its policy portfolio. She is also currently the Director of Consultancy and CPR within the Law School and the Director of the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law. 

In June 2018 Annie was appointed to the Lay Advisory Group of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She also serves on the Patient Safety Committee.