Professor of Law, University of Kent

Robin's research interests include forensic, ethical and medical aspects of neuroscience, regulation of health and bioscience technologies, robotics, neurodiversity and constructions of disability, decision-making capacity, body alteration, neurorehabilitation, end of life decision-making, psychoactive substance use, enhancement, ethical and legal relations between species, critical/cultural theory and feminist perspectives applied to all the above.

As a member of the EU funded FET Flagship Initiative Robot Companions for Citizens Ethics and Society Working Group, Robin is investigating the ethical and legal implications of the creation of sentient robots as companions for citizens, particularly as the European population ages.

She is also a member of the NICE (National Institue for Health and Clinical Excellence) Guideline Development Group for Autism in Children and Young People.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Law, University of Kent