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Anne-Maree Farrell

Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell is Chair of Medical Jurisprudence at Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh. She is also Director of the University of Edinburgh's Mason Institute, which is an interdisciplinary research centre which focuses on law and ethics at the interface of health, medicine and the life sciences at a national and global scale. Prior to entering academia, Professor Farrell worked as a lawyer in private practice and she is admitted to legal practice in England & Wales, Ireland and Australia. Her research expertise lies generally in health law and ethics. She has particular research expertise in the regulation of public health risks; law and ethics of human tissue (i.e. blood and organs); and regulation of patient safety and redress (i.e. clinical negligence, no-fault schemes for healthcare injury). With colleagues, she has published a range of scholarly books including Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics, 12th edn (OUP 2023), Health Law: Frameworks and Context (CUP 2017); The Politics of Blood: Ethics Innovation and the Regulation of Risk (CUP 2012); and Organ Shortage: Ethics Law and Pragmatism (2011).


  • 2020–present
    Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, University of Edinburgh