Professor Shih-Ning Then commenced with the School of Law in 2008. Shih-Ning is a socio-legal academic who researches and teaches in the areas of medical law and ethics. She is an experienced interdisciplinary researcher who has published with medical practitioners, ethicists and other interdisciplinary scholars.
Shih-Ning’s research interests include:
- guardianship, substituted and supported decision-making
- regulation of biomedical science
- artificial reproductive technologies
- involvement of minors in a health context
- use of human tissues and tissue donation and transplantation
- health law
Shih-Ning was a chief investigator on an ARC funded linkage grant looking at effective decision-making support for people with cognitive disabilities and continues to do interdisciplinary research in this area. She has been a member of the NHMRC Organ and Tissue Working Committee and has experience as a member of human research ethics committees and as a member of a clinical ethics consultation service. Shih-Ning is also part of the QUT team funded by the Department of Health that created End of Life Law for Clinicians, a legal education resource for doctors, nurses, medical students, allied health and other health professionals.