Visitors and Students
Firdaus is currently in his first year as DPhil candidate at the Department of Public Health, which is sponsored by the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education. His study is under the supervision of Dr. Jane Kaye. His area of interest is the interdisciplinary development of human embryo research. He is looking at the progress of the research, the ethical issues involved and its governance in different jurisdictions. Firdaus is particularly interested in the legislation pattern in the UK. The expected outcome of his study, among others, is to come out with recommendations for the future legislation approach in Malaysia, his home country.
Teresa Finlay is a Registered Nurse and Lecturer with experience in cancer and critical care nursing, and postgraduate education in healthcare. Her interest in cancer screening and genetics prompted development of a research proposal to explore UK Users' and Clinicians' experiences of direct-to-consumer genetic testing for disease risk, and its potential impact on the NHS. Teresa is undertaking this project as an ESRC-funded doctoral study at Cardiff University in the School of Social Sciences.
Academic Visitor at HeLEX
Trudo's work is situated at the intersections of law, bioethics, health care, and health research and innovation. He is particularly interested in the contribution of law, regulation and other governance mechanisms to the development of ethical standards. Some of his recent work focuses on the governance of biomedical knowledge, particularly in relation to pharmaceutical products.
Colin is reading for a Master of Studies (MSt) in Legal Research focusing on the role of law in the prevention of non-communicable disease. This work aims to analyse law that impacts on health promotion proposals, to determine whether or not existing laws enable healthier environments and lifestyles. He is currently researching the regulation of food and drink marketing in the UK. This builds on his previous work in the department of public health on legal powers and limits affecting local government obesity prevention.
Andelka's research examines current legal regulation governing the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry with a particular focus on the rights of individuals in their genomic sequence information in this context.
Megumu Yokono is Associate Professor of Medical Law at Waseda University in Japan and is an Academic Visitor at HeLEX.