Margot Brazier is women’s day winner

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11 Mar 2014

A Professor of Law from The University of Manchester has won a Manchester International Women's Day award.

Margot Brazier is women's day winner

Margot Brazier won 'Women in Legal and Business' category of the popular awards which recognise women and organisations that have made an important difference within Manchester.

The world renowned academic was also shortlisted for the 'Women in Science' award.

Manchester ’s International Women’s Day Steering Group chose winners from 10 categories, announced at the International Women’s Day Awards evening last Friday.

Professor Brazier is a leading researcher in areas as diverse as the criminal process and health care, the use of human tissue, patients' responsibilities, the history of medical law and the ethics of prolonging life in severely disabled fetuses and newborn infants.

She recently led a team reviewing criminal investigations into medical error, showing how difficult it is to convict doctors and nurses for wilfully failing their patients.

Over her career, she has chaired numerous bodies including the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party, the Retained Organs Commission, the Review of Surrogacy Arrangements and the Animal Procedures Committee.

Professor Geraint Howells,  Head of the School of Law, where Professor Brazier is based, said: “This is a fantastic recognition of Margot’s work, and affirms her place as one of the leading women in medico-legal research."

“Many congratulations to her on behalf of all her colleagues and friends.”
 

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