Edward (Ted) Dove is Lecturer in Risk and Regulation at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. Ted’s Wellcome-funded PhD explores the role of NHS research ethics committees in a changing health research regulatory environment. Harnessing liminality as a sensitising concept in his empirical investigation, Ted’s research is driven by the following questions: 1) What is the nature of the interaction between central regulators and RECs in the health research regulatory space; and 2) What are the functional operations and deliberative processes of RECs in an era of twinned regulatory objectives of participant protection and research promotion? Ted’s primary research interests are in the areas of regulation of biomedical research, research ethics oversight, health-related data access and sharing, and governance of international research collaboration. He is the Editor-in-Chief of SCRIPTed, an online, peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to law, medicine, science and technology; he is also the Case Comments Editor for Medical Law International. Currently, he 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.