Professor Jane Kaye

jane kaye

BA, Grad Dip Leg, LLB, DPhil

Departmental Profile

Professor Jane Kaye

Professor in Health, Law and Policy
Director, HeLEX (Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies)

Fellow by Special Election

Professor Jane Kaye is the Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford and has a part-time Professorship at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she also has a research team called HeLEX@Melbourne.  Professor Kaye obtained her degrees from the Australian National University (BA); University of Melbourne (LLB); and University of Oxford (DPhil). Her research teams consist of lawyers and sociologists who use mixed-method empirical approaches to explore the relationships between law, governance and best practice in the field of emerging technologies in health. The current technologies that HeLEX are focussing on are the impact of digital technologies, regenerative medicines, genome editing and 3D printing. 

The main focus of Professor Kaye’s research is on governance with an emphasis on personalised medicine, biobanks, privacy, data-sharing frameworks, international governance and translational research. She is on a number of international expert committees, such as the UN Taskforce on Health Data Privacy as well as a number of scientific advisory boards. She is on the editorial boards of Law, Innovation and Technology, the Journal of Law, Information and Science, New Genetics & Society and Life Sciences, Society and Policy. Her team are leading on the Dynamic Consent project and she is one of the leaders in the ELSI 2.0 Global Initiative.