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
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.