University of Brighton
Originally a molecular biologist and cancer researcher, Hedley became a lawyer in the mid 1990s working on the relationship between law and economic development.
At SPRU (the Science Policy Research Unit) Hedley worked on aspects of International Economic Law and Intellectual Property Law relating to biotechnology, particularly in relation to Third World countries, which he continued at Imperial College London.
His research has involved not only juridification in economic development but also aspects of Human Rights Laws, the Rule of Law, ethics and justice, in very sensitive areas of law and development.
Much of his methods have been in law and economics and law and language. Hedley has been a UK Government adviser, and adviser to the UK National Health Service, particularly in areas of science and law.
Hedley lecturers in European Union Law at the Universities of Brighton and Perugia, Intellectual Property Law and Negotiation, Mediation and other forms of dispute resolution at the University of Brighton, and Canon Law at the University of Paris.
Hedley is a Canon Lawyer.