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Doctor Sarah Sivers

Biography Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a PhD in criminal law, Sarah has built her research and teaching interests around medical law and ethics, and Scots and comparative criminal law. She has served 2 terms on the North of Scotland Research Ethics Committee based at NHS Grampian and also served on the Clinical Ethics Committee for NHS Grampian.
Research Interests Medical law and ethics:
End of life planning
Advance Decisions; advance directives
Autonomy, capacity and decision-making
Withdrawal of treatment
Assisted dying
Criminal law:
Scots, English and comparative criminal law.
Criminal responsibility, particularly at the boundaries of responsibility.
Teaching and Learning Sarah currently teaches honours modules in both criminal responsibility and medical ethics. She also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations on a range of topics, and runs Masterclasses for PhD students on a wide variety of issues relevant to studying at doctoral level in the legal discipline. She also supervises at doctoral level. She is a Fellow of Advance HE, and has held numerous external examiner posts at other universities.
Scopus Author ID 57038323600
Je-S ID 121041