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Dr Sarah Sivers

Biography After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a PhD in criminal law, Sarah has since built her research and teaching interests around medical law and ethics. She has a particular interest in ethics at the end of life, advance care planning, decision-making and disputes over withdrawal of treatment. 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 ethics
Advance care planning
Advance Decisions; advance directives
Autonomy, capacity and decision-making
Withdrawal of treatment
Assisted dying
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