News archive 2007
CBE for King's law professor02 Jan 2007, PR 01/07 Genevra Richardson, Professor of Law at King's, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours in recognition of her services to public law. Professor Richardson came to King's in 2005. She had taught for many years at Queen Mary, University of London, where she was Dean of the Law Faculty from 1996 to 1999. Before that she was at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford.
Professor Richardson maintains three main areas of research interest: administrative justice, law and psychiatry and the regulation of biomedical research. Her interest in administrative justice relates closely to her work on the Council on Tribunals.
In law and psychiatry she continues to examine the possible ethical bases for legal intervention and is also part of a team based at the Institute of Psychiatry which has received funds from both the Department of Health and the Wellcome Trust to examine various aspects of consent to treatment within psychiatry. In 2004 she was elected to an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Finally, her involvement with the regulation of stem cell banking as a member of the Steering Committee of the UK Stem Cell Bank has led to a growing interest in the role of regulation in the field of biomedical research. She is also a trustee of the Nuffield Foundation and a member of the Council of the Medical Research Council.
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