Dr. Barry Lyons graduated in medicine from University College Dublin in 1989, has a BA in philosophy & history (2007), and a PhD in Bioethics & Medical Jurisprudence (University of Manchester, 2011). He practices as a consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Health Ireland, Crumlin, where he is Clinical Lead in Patient Safety, and Chair of the Research Ethics Committee. He is also Director of Patient Safety at the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. He is involved in a number of advisory groups examining consent in clinical and research practice and is a member the HSE Research Ethics Committee Reform Working Group. His research interests relate to the role of negative emotions in medicine and, more generally, the interface between law and medicine.