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Dr Sarah Devaney

Role & Organisation

Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Law and Regulation, Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, University of Manchester.

Background & Expertise

Sarah conducts research on the regulation of professionals in science and medicine. In science, this has led her for example to consider the effectiveness of reputation as a regulatory tool in research science; while in relation to medical practice, she has recently considered with colleagues the duty on healthcare practitioners to obtain consent in pandemic conditions and the issue of whether healthcare practitioners should be immune from negligence liability in pandemic conditions.

Role on CDIP Project

Sarah is looking at legal and ethical issues arising out of the use of blockchain to share patient data.


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