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Nashmil Motazedi

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Nashmil Motazedi is a Senior Lecturer at the Nottingham Law School. Nashmil is a PhD researcher in Medical Ethics & Law with a particular interest in topics related to human dignity and inherent worth. In addition to her research, she teaches the Law of Trusts, Human Rights Law, Medical Law (LLB/FT), Mental Capacity & Mental Health Law (LLM) and the Beginning & Ending of Life Issues (LLM). Nashmil also supervises independent projects in Medical Ethics.

Nashmil is the Module Leader to the following subjects:

Mental Capacity and Mental Health Law (LLM / Health Law and Ethics)

The Beginning and Ending of Life Issues (LLM / Health Law and Ethics)

Medical Law (LLB/FT)

Law of Trusts and Advanced Legal Reasoning (LLB / Full-time)

Nashmil is an Associate Fellow in the HEA, acts as a personal and academic tutor for two groups of final year students and is the Year Attendance and Progression Tutor for second year undergraduate students.

Research areas

Nashmil is currently developing an ethical lens through which to examine genetic modification of the human embryo and using this to critique current practice and regulation - particularly regulation at the International level through human rights instruments like the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine and Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.

She is broadly interested in themes related to ethics of genetic engineering that have ethical and legal dimensions.

Medical ethics and law especially:

  • Beginning of life issues
  • Sanctity of life
  • Bioethics and religion
  • Genetic engineering for therapeutic, cloning and research purposes
  • Medical research
  • International human rights aspect.

External activity

Nashmil has presented papers at the following conferences;

Philosophy in Progress (PIP / January 2018): Medical Technologies and Personal Identity at the University of Nottingham. Abstract available at:

“20 Years after” Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (International Anniversary Conference / December 2017) : E-book / Abstract available at:

Nashmil is a member of the SLS (Society of Legal Scholars) and a member of the Centre for Rights and Justice. She also acts as the NLS based organiser of the CERT mentors (previously known as, Buddies).

Press expertise

Nashmil can offer comment on medical law; ethics of genetically modifying human embryos; human cloning; beginning of life issues; inherent worth and international human rights.

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