Miranda is a Researcher in Law within the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies ('HeLEX'). Her work mostly focuses on privacy, confidentiality and data protection in health and life sciences research.
Her current work centres on the BioGOV project: mapping the laws, standards and policies which collectively regulate new ‘biomodifying’ technologies such as gene editing. This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust to provide an evidence base for appropriate, flexible and socially responsive governance in the biotechnology sector. She also helps to lead a Legal and Ethical work package in the Horizon 2020 project EU-STANDS4PM, contributing to standards for in silico modelling within personalised medicine. She provides ongoing support to the DIabetes REsearCh on patient straTification (‘DIRECT’) consortium, and has done some consultancy work on Research Council projects.
She joined HeLEX in 2017, working as part of the Administrative Data Research Network. Prior to this she practised as a barrister, providing advice and representation to the NHS on a range of patient-related issues. Much of her legal work was in a mental health context, involving patients with fluctuating mental capacity. She retains a broader interest in healthcare law