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Professor Roger Brownsword

Professor Roger Brownsword

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Professor of Law

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  • Law

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Professor Roger Brownsword, who is a graduate of the LSE, has been an academic lawyer for some 50 years, first at the University of Sheffield and then at King’s College London (where he was founding Director of TELOS in 2007). He was a Leverhulme Research Fellow in 2003-2004, a member of the Law panel for the UK RAE2008 and then for the Hong Kong RAE2014.He has published about 20 books, most recently Law, Technology and Society―Re-imagining the Regulatory Environment, and more than 250 chapters in books and articles. He is the founding general editor of Law, Innovation and Technology as well as being on the editorial board of the Modern Law Review, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and the Journal of Law and the Biosciences. From 2011-2015, he chaired UK Biobank’s Ethics and Governance Council; and he was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (2004-2010). He has been a member of working parties in the Academy of Medical Sciences (on ‘drugs futures’) and the Royal Society (on neuroscience and the law, and on machine learning); and he has acted as a specialist adviser to parliamentary committees on stems cells and hybrid embryos. 

Research Interests

Law, Regulation and Technology; Legal Theory; Common Law; Law and Bioethics.

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Selected Publications

  1. Contract Law: Themes for the Twenty-First Century (OUP 2006).
  2. 2. Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution (OUP, 2008).
  3. 3. Law, Technology and Society---Re-Imagining the Regulatory Environment (Routledge, 2019).
  4. 4. The Oxford Handbook on Law, Regulation and Technology (OUP, 2017) (co-edited with Eloise Scotford and Karen Yeung).
  5. 5. Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw (OUP, 2001) (with Deryck Beyleveld).