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Governing Body Fellow, Director of Studies, LLM

Dr. Jeffrey Skopek is a University Senior Lecturer (i.e., Associate Professor with tenure) in the Faculty of Law and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences.

His research explores the normative and conceptual foundations of health law, focusing in particular on controversies about what constitutes a harm/benefit within medical care, the health care system, and biomedical research. He has recently completed several projects on privacy and anonymity and is currently working on: the use of artificial intelligence in health care; access to precision medicine in the NHS; and the painless killing of animals in research.

He has served on Astra Zeneca’s Animal Welfare Ethics Review Board and the Health and Social Care Advisory Panel for the UK government’s Centre for Digital Ethics. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

Prior to entering academia, he served as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has been awarded Fulbright, Gates, and Truman Scholarships and holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in History (with distinction) from Stanford University.

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