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Senior Lecturer in Medical Law, University of Liverpool

Amel is the Director of the Health Law & Regulation Unit at the University of Liverpool. She has extensive research experience in the realms of medical law and bioethics. Her primary research goals are directed towards advancing academic scholarship in the realms of assisted reproductive technologies and the ethical and regulatory questions new technologies in this domain generate. In particular she is interested in how law, medicine and religion accommodate such technologies.

In her former research roles as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Science Ethics and Innovation (headed by Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston and Professor John Harris) and as a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (headed by Professors Margaret Brazier and Soren Holm, University of Manchester), she extensively researched this field. Her research successes include 18 peer reviewed papers which have been published in leading international journals, one edited book published with Cambridge University Press and numerous international conference presentations.

She is often called upon to be a guest reviewer for leading journals in bioethics around the globe such as American Journal of Bioethics, Clinical Ethics, Bioethics, Journal of Medical Law, Medical Law Review and Legal Studies.

Amel is happy to speak or work with other practitioners and /or members of the public on matters within her expertise.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Medical Law, University of Liverpool


  • 2008 
    University of Manchester , PhD Law