Dr. Towers received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Liverpool, England. Subsequently he spent 16 years at Cambridge University as a lecturer in anatomy and medicine. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on topics ranging from the philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin and evolutionary consciousness to medical school education and the ethical aspects of medical practice. His primary research activity has been in the field of pediatric cardiology.
Dr. Winslade received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University, a J.D. from the UCLA School of law, and has been, for the past five years, a clinical research associate at the Southern California Psychiatric Institute. He is the author of a number of articles on legal and ethical aspects of medical and mental health practice and scientific research. He is currently the co-director of a two-year research project on legal and ethical issues of informed consent in psychiatric research.