Mark Taylor studied law at the University of Hull, graduating with an LLB (Hons) in 1994. Having developed an interest in Jurisprudence as an undergraduate, and having taken some time out to work and travel, he arrived in Sheffield in 1998 to undertake the MA in Biotechnological Law and Ethics. Mark remained in Sheffield to complete a PhD on the morality of regulating genetic discrimination. He has been lecturing at the School of Law since 2002, and is actively involved in Research and Teaching Development and is responsible for the student-tutor programme in the School. Mark is the Programme Director for the LLM in Biotechnology, Law and Ethics. Mid Career Fellow of the British Academy and, outside of the University, he is the Chair of the Confidentiality Advisory Group for the Health Research Authority.