About the Centre
The Centre of Medical Law & Ethics, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, is an international leader in research and teaching in the field of medical law and ethics.
It is part of The Dickson Poon School of Law and is co-directed by Professor Penney Lewis and Professor Rosamund Scott. The Centre has particular research and research-led teaching strengths in law and ethics at the end of life, ethical and legal issues in reproduction, the ethics of autism and disability, psychiatric ethics and mental health law. It runs a long-standing and highly acclaimed MA in Medical Ethics and Law and a more recently developed MA in Medical Law.
Its members have a record of attracting high-level research grant support and making an impact on policy debate and development, regulation and clinical practice through their research. As part of King’s College London, the Centre has close links with the Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, as well as with the Institute of Psychiatry.