Exeter’s DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, Professor Jonathan Herring, has been appointed as a Member to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the UK Government’s independent regulator responsible for overseeing fertility treatment and research. Members are non staff members who are appointed to bring an objective point of view to the HFEA’s board and committees.
Professor Herring teaches medical law and ethics, family law and criminal law. He has written extensively in all of these areas and his recent books have focused on legal issues around caring and vulnerability.
Professor Herring said he was ‘thrilled’ to become a member of HFEA and added: ‘The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority board meets regularly throughout the year to discuss and determine policy and practice. I hope my expertise in medical and family law will be used to assist in the work of the HFEA, which has a world-wide reputation of excellence in promoting high quality fertility treatment.’
Professor Herring became a member of the HFEA on 18 July 2018 and his first term runs until 17 July 2021.