My academic research interests centre on two closely related areas, namely 1) fertility law, and 2) human genetics, the law and ethics. Within the latter area, my focus is on 2a) human heritable genome editing and 2b) open science and privacy.
I supervise a group of ten full-time postgraduate students, who are all working on exciting, cutting-edge topics within the broad discipline of health law and ethics. We are pushing the boundaries of the law by investigating topics such as artificial intelligence in healthcare.
I teach Bioethics and Human Rights as part of the LLB programme, and I coordinate the LLM programme in Medical Law. The core of my teaching philosophy is to bridge the divide between theory and practice.
I have received several research grants. I am currently the Principal Investigator on a NIH-funded project that focuses on the legal dimensions of the use of data science for innovation in healthcare in Africa.