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Director: Dr Jane Kaye

Director
HeLEX
Jane's research focuses on the role of law in the global regulation of innovative technologies in medicine, with a particular focus on biobanks and standardisation.

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Selected Publications

  • Melham KA, Hawkins N, Kanellopoulou N, Kaye J, Gowans H, and Curren L (2013) Ownership of Biomedical Information in Biobanks In: Comparative Issues in the Governance of Research Biobanks, ed. by Pascuzzi, G and Izzo, U and Macilotti, M, Springer Verlag. (ISBN: 9783642331152).
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Tel 01865 287898
Contact address Nuffield Dept of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF
Department Nuffield Department of Population Health
College St Cross College
Director: Dr Jane Kaye

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Jane Kaye, D.Phil., L.L.B. 
Dr. Jane Kaye is a Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies at Oxford: HeLEX at the University of Oxford http://helex.medsci.ox.ac.uk/ The centre specialises in investigating the relationships between law, ethics, and practice in the area of emerging technologies in health. She obtained her degrees from the Australian National University (BA); University of Melbourne (LLB); and University of Oxford (DPhil). She was admitted to practice as a solicitor/barrister in 1997 and is a member of the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law. She is also on a number of international expert committees and scientific advisory boards and was on the UK Ethics and Confidentiality Committee of NIGB.  She is one of the leaders in the ELSI2.0 Initiative http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6082/673.summary and the Making Connections network on the governance of biobanks. She was  the Rapporteur for the EC Expert Report,  Biobanks for Europe - The Challenges for Governance June 2012 http://www.publichealth.ox.ac.uk/helex/biobanks_for_Europe.pdf and is on the editorial boards of Law, Innovation and Technology, the Journal of Law and Information Science and Life Sciences, Policy and Society.

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