Fletcher Participates in Edinburgh Science Festival

Liminal Spaces Senior Research Fellow, Isabel Fletcher took part in the Edinburgh Science Festival’s SciMart event. She spoke at the event on Sustainability: From Food Systems to Stovies and Back Again, with Christian Reynolds from the University of Aberdeen. The event brought together food producers, researchers and chefs to reveal the fascinating science behind some of the nation’s favourite foodstuffs.

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Dove Leads Ethics Review for International Data-intensive Research

An article led by Edinburgh Law School and Liminal Spaces PhD candidate Edward Dove has been published in the world-renowned journal Science.

The article, which is a ‘Policy Forum’ covering a science-relevant topic from a policy perspective, discusses key lessons learned from five data-intensive multi-jurisdictional research projects, of which several of the co-authors were personally involved.

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Mason Institute Lunch Seminar with LS’s Annie Sorbie

On 24 March 2016, the Liminal Spaces project’s PhD Candidate, Annie Sorbie, will present at an upcoming MI Lunch on Regulating healthcare professionals and the public interest – ‘Hello from the other side: tales from the tribunal.

Over the last 15 years Annie has prepared, prosecuted and advised upon hundreds of cases before the national regulatory tribunals, as well as in the civil courts. These cases concern the fitness to practise of a wide range of healthcare professionals, from pharmacists to chiropractors, and span conduct from clinical incompetence to dishonesty and sexual misconduct. Drawing on her experience, Annie will provide a lively and accessible insight into how the courts have approached the concept of the public interest in this context.

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