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Richard Huxtable

Richard Huxtable

Richard is Reader in Medical Ethics and Law, and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, in the School of Social and Community at the University of Bristol. He was trained in Law (Nottingham) and has a Master’s degree in socio-legal studies (Sheffield) and a PhD (Bristol), which examined legal and ethical issues in end-of-life care.

In addition to teaching and advising both undergraduate and postgraduate students of medicine and health care ethics and law, Richard undertakes research on the ethical and legal issues associated with end-of-life decision-making, surgery and clinical ethics support. Supported by funding awarded by the Wellcome Trust (amongst others), he has published widely in medical, legal and bioethical journals. His books include Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law: From Conflict to Compromise (2007, Routledge-Cavendish), Law, Ethics and Compromise at the Limits of Life: To Treat or Not to Treat? (2012, Routledge) and Euthanasia: All That Matters (2013, Hodder). He is also a co-author, with Dickenson and Parker, of The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook (2010, 2nd ed, CUP). Vice-Chair (Education) of Bristol’s Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, Richard is also a trustee of the National Council for Palliative Care and chair of its Ethics Forum.