Senior Researcher, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Co-Chair, eMHIC Special Interest Group on Ethics and Law
Richman Wee’s work in the past two decades has primarily centred on ethico-legal, regulatory and public policy issues involving human health and research. He has been covering the waterfront of legal, ethical and policy issues relating to medico- and cyber-technologies, and has been engaged in a suite of roles from policy advisor, to academic researcher, research management, and research funding advisor. He is currently based at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, Waikato University, for the Law Foundation’s “Technology in Legal Education for New Zealand Project” that involves all law faculties/schools in NZ.
He was involved with the pioneering NZ Law Foundation’s cyber and data initiative, as Project Manager for the “Information Law and Policy Project.” He was also a researcher and project manager for the Law Foundation’s multidisciplinary and international “Human Genome Research Project: Law, Ethics and Policy for the Future.” He served as the first Policy Advisor to the Health Research Council of NZ. Richman was the legal member and chair of Multi-Region Ethics Committee in NZ.