Phil Friend

Phil Friend is acknowledged as one of the UK’s foremost consultants on disability matters. Phil is Chair of Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC), Vice Chair of the Activity Alliance, a Churchill Fellow and a former chair of Disability Rights UK and RADAR. He was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to equal opportunities and disabled people.

Dr Miro Griffiths

Miro Griffiths is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, a policy adviser to regional, national, and supranational bodies and spokesperson for the Better Way campaign.

Dr Ashley Frawley

Originally from Canada and a member of Nipissing First Nation, Ashley Frawley is senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at Swansea University in Wales. She lectures in the sociology of health, mental health and illness, social problems, social movements, and in the economics of social policy.

Dr Kevin Yuill

Kevin Yuill lectures in History at the University of Sunderland, specializing in the intellectual history of the twentieth century. He is author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalisation.

Professor David A. Jones

David Albert Jones MA (Cantab), MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FHEA Director, is a Professor of Bioethics at St Mary’s University, a Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. He has given evidence on the dangers of assisted suicide in various parliaments.


Joel Zivot MD, FRCP(C) MA is a practicing anesthesiologist and intensive care doctor. He is a dual national of the US and Canada and works against the medicalization of punishment in the setting of lethal injection. He is also a frequent commentator on the intersection of medicine, the law, bioethics and policy.