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Margaret Brazier


  • Emeritus Professor, Law

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  • Health care law

Professor Brazier no longer supervises or co-supervises  research students.

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Available in principle in matters relating to her expertise.



  • OBE 1997
  • LL.B. 1971
  • Barrister 1973
  • F.R.S.A. 1993.
  • F.Med.Sci. 2007
  • Queen's Counsel (honoris causa) 2008
  • FBA 2013


  • Editor of the Medical Law Review 2004-2011
  • Previously, President of the Society of Public Teachers of Law, 1997-99.

Public appointments (include):

  • Chair of the Animal Procedures Committee 1993-98
  • Chair of Review of Surrogacy Arrangements 1996-98
  • Chair of the Retained Organs Commission 2001-2004
  • Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Board 1998-2001
  • Chair: Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party The Ethics of Prolonging Life in Fetuses and the Newborn 2004-2006.

Research interests

The criminal process and health care, the use of human tissue, patients' responsibilities, the history of medical law, the ethics of prolonging life in severely disabled fetuses and newborn infants.

Current Research Projects:

Law and Medicine: The History of a Stormy Marriage


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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