Dr Colin Mitchell

Head of Humanities

Colin is the PHG Foundation's Head of Humanities. He leads the team's work on legal and ethical issues across genomics, novel health technologies, innovative biomedical research and data. 

Some key recent projects have evaluated the impact of the GDPR on the processing of genomic data, considered legal and ethical requirements for transparency in AI-driven 'black box' medicine and assessed the legal and ethical considerations for digital participant platforms in genomic research.

As an academic legal researcher Colin has worked on a number of international, multidisciplinary research projects at the universities of Amsterdam and Oxford. Colin has a PhD in health law from the University of Amsterdam, a Masters of Studies in Legal Research from the University of Oxford and a BA in Law from the University of Cambridge.

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