Edward (Ted) Dove is Lecturer in Risk and Regulation at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. At the Mason Institute, Ted is Deputy Director and responsible for the Career Development and Training portfolio. His Wellcome-funded PhD explored the role of NHS research ethics committees in a changing health research regulatory environment. His primary research interests are in the areas of socio-legal studies, regulation of biomedical research, research ethics oversight, health-related data access and sharing, and the governance of international research collaboration. He is the Case Comments Editor for Medical Law International, and is a member of the Data Access Committee of METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data ACcess), which is a multi-agency, multi-study data access structure that services several of the UK’s major cohort studies. Ted is the convenor of the University of Edinburgh’s Empirical Legal Research Network.