PhD (2003), MA (1999), LLB (Hons) (1994)
Professor Mark Taylor was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield but  moved to Melbourne Law School as Deputy Director of HeLEX@Melbourne in January 2018.

His research interests include the regulation of personal information with particular emphasis upon health information and the common law duty of confidence and the Data Protection Act 1998.

Mark Taylor was invited, by the Health Research Authority, to take up the position of Establishing Chair of the Confidentiality Advisory Group on 1st April 2013. Previously he was Chair, and former Vice-Chair, of the Ethics and Confidentiality Committee of the National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care (NIGB). He has recently been invited by Dame Fiona Caldicott to join the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel (IIGOP). IIGOP is to report to the Secretary of State for Health in England on the implementation of the recommendations made in the Information Governance Review, "Information: To share or not to share?" (March, 2013). Mark chaired the NIGB Task and Finish working group on Research Databases, he is currently Deputy Director of the Sheffield Institute for Biotechnology Law and Ethics, was joint PI on the PRIVILEGED project (, and is involved with two EU (FP7) studies: RECODE ( and SNIFFLES (

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