October 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Room LG.10 David Hume Tower
Mason Institute


With Jessica Bell

Talk Title: Commercial Access to Data for Public Benefit


Speaker’s Short Bio

Dr Jessica Bell is a Researcher in Law, and holds a PhD in Law and an MA in Biotechnology, Law and Ethics from the University of Sheffield. She is currently based with the HeLEX Oxford team at the Faculty of Law, having spent the last two years as Research Fellow at the Melbourne Law School establishing HeLEX@Melbourne. Jessica’s research explores the legal and governance issues that arise from hybrid organisations (public/private, clinical/research, commercial/non-commercial) and examines the many obligations involved in private law and public law. Prior to HeLEX, Jessica spent time as an invited Visiting Researcher at the Brocher Foundation, Geneva, the Centre for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, UC Berkeley, and at the Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Montreal.

Respondent: TBC

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MI Lunch Seminar with Jessica Bell