Professor Hazel Biggs is Emeritus Professor of Healthcare Law and Bioethics at the University of Southampton.
Hazel's research focus is on Healthcare Law and Bioethics generally, from a feminist perspective and with particular emphasis on death and dying and end of life decision-making, human reproduction and the beginning of life, as well as the ethics and law of clinical research. She has published widely on the legal and ethical aspects of each of these areas and has supervised numerous PhD students to completion on related topics.
Alongside her University activities Hazel was Editor in Chief of Medical Law Review until the end of 2020. She also chaired local and multi-centre NHS Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and was involved with education and training for members of research ethics committees and the medical research community for many years. Hazel was a member of the GMC working group which formulated the guidance Treatment and Care Towards the End of Life: Good Practice in Decision-making, in 2010.