Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Nayha Sethi

Chancellor's Fellow


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Nayha Sethi is Chancellor’s Fellow in Data Driven Innovation. She obtained her LLB from Queen’s University Belfast (2008), her LLM in Law (2009) and PhD in Law (2016) from Edinburgh University. She has worked as a socio-legal research fellow on a variety of interdisciplinary research projects including the Scottish Health Informatics Programme, The Farr Institute, and Wellcome Liminal Spaces Project.  

Nayha’s research and teaching focusses on exploring blurred boundaries between, and building responsible regulatory approaches across healthcare, research and innovation. Nayha’s expertise includes ethical, legal and social dimensions of data driven innovations and her scholarship and teaching emphasises the importance of involving stakeholders within the development of regulatory approaches, including through the use of principle-based regulation, the development of best practice and participatory approaches.

She has explored these topics across contexts including trust and social licence in data driven innovationArtificial Intelligence, and global health emergencies. Nayha teaches and supervises across several UG, PG and PhD courses and is Co-I on a UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems project called Making Systems Answer. She leads the socio-legal work package which focuses on exploring issues of trustworthiness and responsibility in relation to autonomous systems and in developing empirically grounded regulatory approaches towards responsible autonomous systems. Nayha serves on several local, national and international advisory boards.