Dr Colin Mitchell

Senior Policy Analyst - Law, regulation and digital technologies at The PHG Foundation


Senior Policy Analyst - Law, regulation and digital technologies, PHG Foundation

Colin's work is focused on legal and ethical issues in health technology, genetics/genomics, biomedical research and data. These include the scope of professional obligations in clinical and research genomics, legal and ethical implications for the implementation of AI-based systems in healthcare, and requirements for transparency in ‘black box’ medicine.

Prior to joining PHG, Colin was a legal researcher on a project assessing the implementation of next-generation sequencing in oncology, based at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, and Researcher in Law at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford.

Colin has a PhD (entitled the 'The duty of care in the genomics era: rights, responsibilities and legal duties') 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.