Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies
Leading international scholar in medical law and ethics Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan is the first New Zealand Law Foundation–sponsored Director in Emerging Technologies at the University of Otago Faculty of Law.
Dr Gavaghan, who until now has held the position of Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Glasgow's School of Law, heads the newly-established Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies, the only New Zealand-based research centre that will examine the legal, ethical and policy issues around new technologies. These include biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative bio-energy, information and communication technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence.
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