I joined academia full time after completing my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, on Scots criminal law (specifically inchoate crimes). My research interests remained focused on criminal law thereafter, including work on provocation, and breach of the peace. My interests then started to broaden to include medical law and ethics, and particularly areas where there was some overlap between the two areas. This has lead me to focus on issues in relation to foetal protection from harm, and offences against the unborn, and aspects of end-of-life care, and the debate on assisted suicide. My interests in this field include the potential legal regulation of such assistance, prosecution and the involvement of law enforcement in these situations, and the ethical implications which are involved.