Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Cambridge
Jeff Skopek is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences.
His research explores the normative and conceptual foundations of health law, focusing in particular on controversies about what constitutes a harm/benefit within medical care, the health care system, and biomedical research. He recently completed several projects on privacy and anonymity, and he currently leading a grand-funded project on the use of artificial intelligence in health care.
During 2021-2022, he will be on a fellowship at Harvard Law School, working on a book titled "Three Challenges for Animals Rights: Cows, Zebras, and Painless Mice."
Outside of academia, he has served on Astra Zeneca's Animal Welfare Ethics Review Board and the Health and Social Care Advisory Panel for the UK government's Centre for Digital Ethics.
Before taking up his position at Cambridge, he held a three-year Academic Fellowship at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Centre for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
He holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in History (with distinction) from Stanford University.