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Name Professor Richard Huxtable
Job title Professor of Medical Ethics and Law
Department Bristol Medical School (PHS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications LLB(Nott), MA(Sheff), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Trustee, National Council of Palliative Care
Chair, Ethics Forum, National Council of Palliative Care
Member, UHBT Clinical Ethics Advisory Group
Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association
Keywords end of life treatment
surgical ethics
euthanasia/assisted dying
medical law
medical ethics
Areas of expertise Research focuses on medical law and ethics, particularly decision-making at the end of life (e.g. assisted dying, withdrawing treatment, advance directives), in surgery (e.g. facial transplantation, separation of conjoined twins), and in relation to children and young people (e.g. children's rights to consent to, and refuse, treatment).
Media experience Extensive media experience, with numerous contributions to the print, radio, television and electronic media. Examples include: Channel 9 (prime-time television news, Australia); Radio Singapore International; BBC Radio 4 (Today, PM); The Times; The Independent; Teletext; ITV West; BBC Radio Bristol; BBC TV Points West; Western Daily Press; Red Dragon FM; BBC Radio Ulster; Bath FM; The News (Portsmouth).