Dr Steph Jowett

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Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Law

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws - Second Class Honours - Division A (Queensland University of Technology)

Steph Jowett commenced with the School of Law in 2020. Steph is engaged in research that spans a range of socio-legal issues, predominately focusing on the intersection of children’s health and law. Her doctoral research examines legal barriers to consent for medical treatment of trans and gender diverse youth.

Steph’s research interests include:

  • consent for medical treatment of young people
  • access to healthcare for trans and gender diverse youth
  • adolescent decision-making capacity and the law
  • consent for involvement of children in health research
  • coronial determinations of suicide
  • genomic data-sharing
  • health law.

Steph graduated from QUT in 2013 with a Bachelor of Laws and was awarded her doctorate from the School of Law at QUT in 2020. She was a recipient of the Faculty of Business and Law Executive Dean’s Commendation for Higher Degree Research in 2020 for her thesis on ‘Legal barriers to consent for medical treatment of trans and gender diverse youth: A comparative and medico-legal analysis’ which considered the law in Australia and in England and Wales.

She was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2020.

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