Alison Britton

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Biography

Alison is Professor of Healthcare and Medical Law at Glasgow Caledonian University.

She specialises in public healthcare, clinical negligence and professional ethics. In recent years, her interests have focused upon the practical application and the role of law in matters of public health and policy development.

During her career, she has been involved in consultancy work for a diverse range of organisations including the World Health Organisation, the Department of Health (England and Wales), British Medical Association, General Medical Council and the Scottish Government. She has delivered presentations nationally, internationally and provided training for health care organisations.

Alison was appointed legal adviser to the Health & Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament for the Adult Support and Protection (Sc) Act 2007 and End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill in 2010. She was the Convener of the Health and Medical Law Reform Sub Committee for the Law Society of Scotland from 2013-2020.

She is a visitor to the Grameen College of Nursing, Dhaka, Bangladesh, advising on Academic Quality Enhancement, Audit and Design in learning and teaching. She delivered their inaugural Professorial Lecture in May 2014.

She was commissioned by the Scottish Government to conduct an investigative review into the process of establishing, managing and supporting Independent Inquiries and Reviews in Scotland (with specific reference to The Scottish Independent Review of transvaginal mesh implants). This Review was published in October 2018.

In February 2019, she became the Chair of the NHS Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme Appeals Panel.

In February 2021, she was commissioned by the Scottish Government to conduct a Case Record Review for patients who have experienced harms following vaginal mesh implants.


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