Job: Research Fellowship (Socio-Legal) in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, The University of Edinburgh

18 June 2018

The Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society is seeking an experienced researcher in the field of socio-legal studies to contribute to scholarly and engagement activities within this cross-College, cross-School initiative. The Centre, supported by the Wellcome Trust, seeks to effect lasting change in how we understand and influence the dynamic relationship between biomedicine, individuals and society.

Working closely with the Centre’s Executive Team, the successful candidate will develop and undertake an empirical socio-legal research project concerned with the legal consciousness of stakeholders in a health research context, such as in the realm of reproductive medicine, data sharing or clinical trials. You will also contribute to cross-cutting projects involving other members of the Centre.

The work demands close attention to detail, the ability to prioritise, identify and achieve deadlines and use good judgement and initiative. A positive collaborative attitude is also essential.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in research, supported by a track record of strong relevant publications. In addition, applicants are invited to explore how their research interests complement the existing strengths of the Executive Team and their respective Schools.

The post is available from 1st September 2018, full-time and fixed-term for 24 months.

Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Graeme Laurie (Graeme.Laurie [at]


Conference: Bringing Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic

17 January 2011

Trials and Tribulations in Europe and Beyond Regenerative Medicine in Europe (REMEDiE) Closing Conference

April 18-19, 2011, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Deadline for abstracts: Feb 28, 2011
Deadline for registration: March 31, 2011

Papers are invited relating to the following themes:
The bioethics of stem cells
Regulation and governance within the regenerative medicine field
Stem cell banking in national and international contexts
Clinical trialing in regenerative medicine
Corporate investment and the current and future pattern of RM products
Laboratory to clinic – translational medicine in practice

Invited speakers include:
Itziar Alkorta (University of the Basque Country)
Christopher Bravery, UK (tbc)
Michael Whitaker, Stem Cell Institute, UK
Carlos Romeo Casabona (University of the Basque Country) (tbc)
Herbert Gottweis (University of Vienna)
Maria Pascual, (Cellerix, Spain) (tbc)
Bran Salter, (Kings College London)
Anna Veiga (Spanish Stem Cell Bank) (tbc)
Catherine Waldby (University of Sydney)
Andrew Webster (University of York)

The conference will be of interest to academics from social science and bioethical communities, legislators and policy-makers in Europe, members of the European Commission especially DG Sanco, bioscientists and clinicians in the field, , civil society organisations, international patient associations, and corporate decision-makers. As we are meeting in Bilbao, we hope especially to welcome social scientists and bioscientists/clinicians from Spain who are working in this area. Postgraduate researchers are especially welcome.

There is no registration fee.
To register for the conference please use the online facility here.

To offer a paper, please send your abstract (250 words max) to Professor Andrew Webster, University of York by email at:

Lecture: Misconduct and medico-legal issues in clinical trials

1 October 2010

14 Oct 2010, 11:00-14:30, Lecture Theatre, Academic Neuroscience Centre, Denmark Hill Campus

School / area: Institute of Psychiatry
Department: Mental Health & Neurosciences
Location: Denmark Hill Campus
Location map: Denmark Hill: Institute of Psychiatry
Speaker: Dr Jane Barrett

11.00 – 12.15  and  12.15 – 14.30

Limited places are available. To book a place please email