Miranda is a Researcher in Law within the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies ('HeLEX'). Her work focuses on privacy, confidentiality and data protection in health and life sciences research. She is also the co-chair of the Research Staff Forum, representing fixed-term researchers within the social sciences division. 

She is currently working with Professor Jane Kaye and Imogen Holbrook on the UK BrainBioLink project, having worked on a number of research projects involving secondary uses of health data. A lot of her work has examined the scope of data protection law, and the re-use of data on an 'anonymous' basis. A recent example is a chapter in an edited collection on the boundaries of data, arguing for a privacy-based approach to the legal definition of 'identity.' 

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, as well as the mixture of doctrine that makes up personal rights in data. 


Research Interests

In addition to the research summarised above, I have led seminars on the Oxford Law Faculty's Bachelor in Civil Law (BCL) on law, technology and health data. I have lectured at a graduate level on the regulation of genomic data, both at Oxford and at Imperial College, London. 

At undergraduate level, I taught on the first-year property module at the University of Sheffield, which encompasses an introduction to English land and equity law. I am also repeating some summer school teaching on the regulation of bio-modifying technologies (gene editing, 3D bioprinting and induced pluripotent stem cells).