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Dr Edward Dove

Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation

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Biography

Edward (Ted) Dove is Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and Deputy Director of the J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law. He 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 regulation of biomedical research, research ethics oversight, health-related data access and sharing, health data protection, and governance of international research collaboration. His current research focus lies in health data protection regulation and NHS research ethics committees.

Ted is the Case Comments Editor for Medical Law International and is an Editorial Board member of Asian Bioethics Review. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of SCRIPTed, an online, peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to law, medicine, science and technology. Currently, Ted is Chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and International Health Data Sharing Forum, which is part of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). Ted is also a member of the Scientific Programme Committee for the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), a member of Edinburgh Law School's Research Ethics and Integrity Committee, and is a member of the Data Access Committee of METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data ACcess), which is a multi-agency, multi-study data access structure that services several of the UK’s major cohort studies.

From 2013 until 2016, he was a Section Editor of BMC Medical Ethics, an online, peer-reviewed open access journal. From 2011 until 2014, he was an Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University in Montreal. From 2013-2015, he served as Coordinator for the Regulatory and Ethics Working Group of the GA4GH, and from 2014-2017, as Coordinator of the GA4GH’s Ethics Review Equivalency Task Team. From 2011-2015, Ted was a member of the International Cancer Genome Consortium’s (ICGC) Identifiability and Privacy Subgroup.

Ted has published his work in journals such as Science; The Lancet; The BMJ; European Journal of Human Genetics; Bioethics; Research Ethics; Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; McGill Journal of Law and Health; Medical Law Review;and Medical Law International.

Qualifications

2018                PhD, University of Edinburgh, School of Law (pass, no corrections)

2013                LLM, Columbia University, Columbia Law School (James Kent Scholar)

2010                BCL, LLB, McGill University, Faculty of Law (Great Distinction)

2006                BA (Political Science), McGill University, Faculty of Arts (Great Distinction)

Current Research Interests

health research regulation; law and genetics; research ethics committees

Teaching

Course Organiser, LAWS11399 (Risk and Regulation: Theories and Practices)

Course Organiser, LAWS10165 and LAWS11329 (Contemporary Issues in Medical Jurisprudence) 

Course Organiser, LAWS11387 (Global Health: Law and Policy)

Course Organiser, LAWS11398 (Public Health Ethics and Law) 

Sessional Lecturer, LAWS10166 (Fundamental Issues in Medical Jurisprudence) 

Sessional Lecturer, LAWS11381 (Governance of Innovative Medicine) 

Administrative Roles

Convenor, Empirical Legal Research Network, University of Edinburgh (2017 – )

SSRN Editor, Edinburgh Law School (2017 – )

Member, Research Ethics and Integrity Committee, Edinburgh Law School (2017 – )

Member, Equality and Diversity Committee, Edinburgh Law School (2017 – )

Member, Athena SWAN Committee, Edinburgh Law School (2016 – 2017) 

Office Hours

Wednesdays, 16:00-17:00

Research Groups

Empirical Legal Research Network

J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law (Mason Institute)

Liminal Spaces Project

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