Dr Bev Townsend


Co-Author – Human Biological Material (Lawsa Volume 26(1) – Third Edition)

Dr Bev Townsend holds the degrees of BA, LLB, LLM (with specialisation in Commercial Law, Banking and Insurance Law), a PGDip (Tax), and a second LLM degree obtained cum laude from the University of Cape Town (in Biotechnology Law, Electronic IP Law, Electronic Transactions Law and Human Rights). She obtained her PhD in biotechnology and privacy law from the University of Cape Town. She is currently reading for her third master’s degree in Practical Ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. She is a Research Associate at the University of York.

Dr Townsend is a member of the World Health Organisation working group for the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Global Health. She is a research fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Health Law and Bioethics flagship and has over 12 years’ industry legal advising experience in banking and insurance law. She has published on digital health, data privacy, data protection law, genome editing, ethics, human rights and regulation and governance.