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Rosamund Scott

Kings College London
United Kingdom


Rosamund Scott is Professor of Medical Law and Ethics. She joined the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics as a Lecturer in 1998, became Reader in Law in 2005, Professor of Medical Law and Ethics in 2007 and Co-Director of the Centre in 2013. She studied Philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra, and Law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. After qualifying as a barrister she undertook a PhD in an area of reproductive law and ethics at King’s College London. She received a number of scholarships and awards during these studies.  

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"Rosamund Scott's research interests are largely in the field of reproductive law and ethics. In 2002 her first book, Rights, Duties and the Body: Law and Ethics of the Maternal-Fetal Conflict, was published. She has since published a number of articles on prenatal screening, selective abortion and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Her second book, Choosing Possible Lives: Law and Ethics of Prenatal and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis was published in 2007. She is currently a member of a research project looking at the attitudes of IVF patients to the donation of embryos for stem-cell research. Previously, she was a member of a research group looking at the attitudes and experience of staff involved in the provision of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and a member of the Advisory Board of a group studying developments in stem cell research and therapy.  "  

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