Professor Graeme Laurie is Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh and Founding Director of the JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law. He previously served as Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law — also known as SCRIPT — from 2007-2011 until he took up the position of Director of Research for the School of Law. Professor Laurie’s research interests include the role of law in promoting and regulating science, medicine, and technology.
Professor Laurie was Chair of the permanent Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank from 2006-2010 and is currently Chair of the Privacy Advisory Committee in Scotland. He sits on other bodies, such as the Scottish Executive’s Generation Scotland Advisory Board, and the NHS Central Register Governance Board. Professor Laurie has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution with respect to forensic uses of bio-information, which is connected to his work as a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. He serves as a member of the BMA’s Ethics Committee and as a member of the Royal Society Working Group on Science as an Open Enterprise. Professor Laurie is a member of the editorial teams of the European Journal of Health Law, Medical Law International, Law, Innovation & Technology, and the SCRIPT Centre’s own online journal SCRIPT-ed.