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Dr Mary Neal is an expert in medical law and ethics.

Her general areas of interest are in Healthcare Law, Bioethics, Legal Theory, and theories of property. Her current research focuses particularly on the law and ethics of abortion and assisted dying, conscientious objection in healthcare, and maternal-fetal issues.

Dr Neal is a former member of the BMA Medical Ethics Committee (2016-22), and a member of the editorial board of the journal The New Bioethics.


  • 2006–present
    Reader in Law, University of Strathclyde


  • 2005 
    Cardiff University, PhD in Law
  • 1999 
    Glasgow University, LLM in Law
  • 1996 
    Glasgow University, LLB Hons in Law