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Dr Edward Dove

Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation

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Edward Dove

  • School of Law
  • Mason Institute
Postal address:
South Bridge
United Kingdom
Postal address:
Mason Institute
School of Law
University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL
United Kingdom


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 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 Co-Chair of the Regulatory and Ethics Work Stream 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), and a member of Edinburgh Law School's Research Ethics and Integrity Committee.

Ted is the author of the open access monograph Regulatory Stewardship of Health Research: Navigating Participant Protection and Research Promotion (Edward Elgar, 2020), and co-author of the 11th edition of one of the leading medical law textbooks in the UK, Mason and McCall Smith’s Law and Medical Ethics (11th edn, Oxford University Press, 2019). Ted has also 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.