Miro Griffiths

Dr 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.

Juliet Spiller

Dr Juliet Spiller has worked as a consultant in Palliative Medicine in Scotland since 2002 in hospice, hospital and community settings providing support for patients with terminal illness and their families. Her research interests within the field of palliative care include delirium, psychological interventions, shared decision-making and resuscitation decisions & communication.

Ashley Frawley

Originally from Canada and a member of Nipissing First Nation, Dr 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.


Professor June Andrews is an expert in care of older frail people and people with dementia.  She has worked in the NHS and government, as well as academia and is currently working across all sectors of health and social care, independent and statutory. She approaches assisted suicide from a secular perspective.


Dr Mary Neal is an expert in medical law and ethics, and a Reader in Law at the University of Strathclyde. Dr Neal was a member of the BMA Medical Ethics Committee between 2016 and 22, and an adviser to Holyrood’s Health & Sport Committee in its Stage 1 scrutiny of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill in 2015. Most of her current research focuses on conscientious objection in healthcare, and on beginning and end of life issues.

Kevin Yuill

Professor Kevin Yuill is CEO of Humanists Against Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (HAASE) and emeritus professor of history at the University of Sunderland. His arguments against assisted suicide are set out in his book: Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalisation.

Allan house

Professor Allan House BSc (Lond), MBBS (Lond), MRCP (UK), MRCPsych, DM (Nottm) is emeritus professor of liaison psychiatry at the University of Leeds. He has worked as a consultant liaison psychiatrist in the NHS and as an academic researching and teaching in Nottingham, Oxford and Leeds. His areas of expertise focus on the overlap between physical and mental health, especially in people with severe physical illness, and on self-harm and suicide.


Dr Duncan Brown is a consultant in palliative medicine in Scotland. His opposition to assisted suicide is rooted in professional concern about its impact on end-of-life care, and the sufficiency of existing care pathways in hospices.

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.

David A. Jones

David Albert Jones MA (Cantab), MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon) 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.

Louise Davies MBE

Louise Davies is Director of Advocacy and Policy at the charity CARE and former Director of Christians on the Left. In January 2023, she was appointed MBE for her work in political and charitable services.

Annemarie Ward

Annemarie Ward is the CEO of Faces & Voices of Recovery UK (FAVOR UK), a leading charity dedicated to advocating for and supporting individuals in addiction recovery. Annemarie’s personal and professional experiences in addiction recovery provide her with unique insights and a profound empathy for those affected by addiction.


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

Yuan Yi Zhu

Yuan Yi Zhu is a research fellow at the University of Oxford, where he studies the relationship between law and politics. He regularly writes about euthanasia, and in particular Canada’s expansionist euthanasia regime, which has drawn attention and concern worldwide.