Associate Professor Mark Taylor
Associate Professor in Health Law and Regulation, Melbourne Law School; Director, HeLEX, University of Melbourne
Dr. Mark Taylor is Assoc. Prof. in Health Law and Regulation at Melbourne Law School and Director of the research group HeLEX at the University of Melbourne. HeLEX focuses on the legal and regulatory frameworks governing new health technologies. Mark’s own research considers the regulation of personal information with emphasis on health and genetic data. He seeks to challenge the idea that privacy interests are necessarily antithetical to the public interest and to develop a concept of privacy that is capable of reconciling individual and community (privacy) interests with a broader (public) interest in access, use and management of personal health information. Mark was awarded a mid-career Fellowship of the British Academy and authored the book Genetic Data and the Law (CUP, 2012). He is recognised internationally as an authority on health data governance and was a member of the drafting group for the OECD Recommendation on Health Data Governance.