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Mason Institute

Organisational unit: Research Institute

Contact information

Mason Institute
School of Law
University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL
United Kingdom
  • Phone: 0131 651 4267

Organisation profile

The J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Science and the Law (MI), based at the University of Edinburgh and located within the School of Law, serves as an interdisciplinary research network, aimed at investigating the interface between medicine, life sciences and the law in relation to medical and bioethical developments on a national and global scale.

MI is dedicated to conducting innovative world class research, and raising the quality, quantity, and awareness of the research being undertaken, individually and in cooperation with other domestic, European, and international partners at the University of Edinburgh.  As an institution, we provide evidence-based research and policy advice and are a nexus for international collaboration and exchange, drawing on and pulling together a diverse collection of existing networks and forging new ones.

We are undertaking an expanding portfolio of work that will lead to greater insights into the governance and regulation of medicine and the life sciences, doing so via direct and on-going engagement with regulatory and user communities. Drawing on an international network of academics, the Mason Institute works collaboratively with industry, scientists, policymakers and the public. Research to-date has produced standards and guidance for policymakers and industry, nationally and internationally.

Research activities & awards

  1. Fifth BSA Sociology of Food Study Group Conference 2017

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in conference

  2. SKAPE Symposium

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Field Works - Arts & Ethics Research Group

    Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

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